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A Finding Aid to the Mark Baum papers, 1926-1997

Mark Baum papers, 1926-1997

Baum, Mark, 1903-1997

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 1.7 linear ft.

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.

Provenance

Donated 2002 by William Baum, son of Mark Baum.