Eduard Bäumer

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After an apprenticeship as a decorative painter in Frankfurt am Main, Bäumer studied from 1908 at the local school of arts and crafts with Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel. From 1910 to 1914 he attended the Städelsche Kunstinstitut in Frankfurt am Main, from 1919 to 1922 he was a master studentthere. He was influenced mainly by the Expressionists. In 1923 he married his fellow student Valerie Feix. From 1924 to 1928 he discovered the “wild nature” around Cervara di Romaon trips to Italy.
He worked for the Ullstein publishing house in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin. From 1927 to 1928 he studied at the school of Johannes Itten in Berlin. From 1930 to 1931 he stayed in Paris for a long time. As a result, his new-found painting was influenced by Cubism.

In 1933 Eduard Bäumer moved with his family – his wife was of Jewish origin – to Salzburg. There he designed children’s books, also together with Valerie Bäumer. From 1933 to 1937 he lived with his family in the so-called gardener’s house of the Spaur-Villa on the Kapuzinerberg No. 10a; afterwards they moved to the Grasmayr-Villa on the Mönchsberg. In 1943 he took part in the exhibition Junge Kunst im Deutsche Reich in Vienna with three works organized by Reichsleiter Baldur von Schirach. In the same year he was drafted into military service. The family went into hiding in Grossarl im Pongau from 1944 until the end of the war. From 1948 he took over the master class for painting at the Academy of Applied Arts Vienna,in 1950 he was appointed professor. In 1964 he moved to Tropea in Calabria.
In 1977, Eduard Bäumer died in a traffic accident in Munich.

Works by Eduard Bäumer:

Eduard Bäumer, 1892-1977, Desenzano, 14 Sept. 1951, pencil, 40x55, signed, dated and titled
Eduard Bäumer, 1892-1977, Desenzano, 14 Sept. 1951, pencil, 40x55, signed, dated and titled, € 1.300,-

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