Oscar Florianus Bluemner (1867 – 1938)

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The Dance of Factory Life

Oscar Bluemner was a German-born American modernist painter. He was born in Hanover, Germany. He moved to Chicago in 1893 where he freelanced as a draftsman. He relocated to New York in 1901. In 1910 he met Alfred Stieglitz, who introduced him to the artistic innovations of the European and American avant-garde. Then in 1915 Stieglitz gave him a solo exhibition at his gallery, 291. After his wife’s death in 1926, he moved to South Braintree, Massachusetts. He committed suicide on January 12, 1938.

American Night, Red Glare

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