biography of Ferdinand KAUFMANN (1864-1942)

Birth place: Oberhausen, Germany.

Death place: Los Angeles County, CA

Addresses: Pittsburgh, PA, c.40 years; Pasadena, CA

Profession: Painter

Studied: Académie Julian, Paris with J.P. Laurens, Constant, Bouguereau, Ménard

Exhibited: J.J. Gillespie Gal., Pittsburgh, 1922 (marine paintings, around Glouchester, MA); Pasadena AI, 1928-29 (prize); Laguna Beach Art Gal., 1930; Calif. State Fair, Sacramento, 1935, 1939 (prize); Academy of Western Painters, 1936; GGE, 1939

Member: Paris AAA; Pittsburgh AA; North Shore AA; Laguna Beach AA.

Work: Municipal A. Gal., Davenport, Iowa; priv. colls.

Comments: Came to Pittsburgh as a boy with his family during the last quarter of the 19th-century. He studied art in Paris and spent the years 1896 to 1902 on a travel-study-painting tour through Europe. Back in the U.S., he took frequent painting trips in and around New England, as well as Arizona and later California. Also appears as Kaufman.

Sources: WW40; Hughes, Artists in California, 299; Chew, ed., Southwestern Pennsylvania Painters, 75.