New York, N.Y.; Ogunquit, Me.
Collection size: 1.7 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Biographical and personal files; family and professional correspondence; exhibition announcements and catalogs; lecture notes and cassette tape recordings of lectures; writings, newspaper clippings, photographs and slides, loose sketches, sketchpads, sketchbooks, and stencils.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Cape Neddick, Maine. Mark Baum was born Jan. 2, 1903, in Sanok, Poland; died in 1997. Emigrated to the United States in 1919. Baum studied at the National Academy of Design, 1924-1925 and with Charles Hawthorne at the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, Mass. in the summer of 1926. His painting in his early career was in the figurative style, changing to landscapes and city architectural views, and then later to abstract work. He moved to Cape Neddick, Maine in the 1960s, exhibiting often in Ogunquit.
Donated 2002 by William Baum, son of Mark Baum.