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Born in Detroit, Michigan to a wealthy family, Standish Backus studied watercolor while an architecture student at Princeton and at the University of Munich. His formal art training was limited to a brief period of study with Eliot O'Hara.

Baer, Kurt Ernst (1903-1979). Craftsman, painter.

Kurt Ernst Baer, <i>Sanctuary</i>, sold                 by John Moran Auctioneers for $4,675 (est: $2000 - $3000) on 2/17/04
Sanctuary by Kurt Ernst Baer (1903-1979)
25" x 30", Oil/Canvas, Signed Lower Left
Est.: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold by John Moran Auctioneers for $4,675 on 02/17/2004
ARTIST WORLD RECORD

Born to immigrant parents who separated when she was a youngster, Belle Baranceanu lived with her maternal grandparents on a farm in North Dakota and then attended high school and the Minneapolis School of Art in Minneapolis. She studied with Anthony Angarola, crediting him as being a major influence on her work. 

Frank A. Barney (1862-1954), artist, was born in Union Springs in the Finger Lakes area of New York State on December 7, 1862.

Frank A. Barney, <i>Edge of the Meadow</i>, sold
                by John Moran Auctioneers for $900 (est: $1200-$1600) on 4/28/07
Edge of the Meadow/i> by Frank A. Barney (1862-1954)
12" x 24", Oil/Canvas, Signed Lower Left
Est.: $1200 - $1600
Sold by John Moran Auctioneers for $900 (est: $1,200-$1,600) on 4/28/2007
ARTIST WORLD RECORD

Barrows, Albert Winfield (1893-1958). Landscape painter.

Albert Winfield Barrows, <i>Monterey Docks</i>, sold                 by John Moran Auctioneers for $4,520 (est. $2500-$3500) on 2/15/05
Monterey Docks by Albert Winfield Barrows (1893-1958)
12" x 14", Oil/Board, Signed
Est.: $2,500 - $3,500
Sold by John Moran Auctioneers for $4,520 on 02/15/2005
ARTIST WORLD RECORD

Bartlett, Dana (1882-1957).

Dana Bartlett, <i>Vista of the Pacific - Laguna Beach Cal</i>, sold                 by John Moran Auctioneers for $28,250 (est: $10,000-$15,000) on 2/28/06
Vista of the Pacific - Laguna Beach Cal by Dana Bartlett (1882-1957)
20" x 22", Oil/Canvas, Signed Lower Right
Est.: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold by John Moran Auctioneers for $28,250 on 2/28/2006
ARTIST WORLD RECORD HAMMER PRICE

Loren Barton, an artist known first for her etchings, book illustrations, and later her paintings in both oil and watercolors, was born in Oxford, Massachusetts and raised in Los Angeles, California.  She attended art school at the University of Southern California and the Art Students League in Los Angeles.  For many years, she was a teacher at the Chouinard Art Institute.

Walter Emerson Baum, well known as the critic for the "Philadelphia Bulletin" and for his landscape work, was born in Sellersville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 1884. 

Born on June 27, 1881 in Magdeburg, Germany. Baumann came to the U.S. at age ten and settled in Chicago.


Painter. Born in Milwaukee, WI on Jan. 24, 1865. Baumgartner was a self-taught painter. He settled in San Francisco in 1894 and for over 50 years was an active member of the local art scene.


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