Friday, July 2, 2021


Frederick J. Mulhaupt (1871-1938) was a successful American painter who started his 
career as an apprentice sign painter.  Fortune smiled on him, however, and he soon found his 
way to the Kansas City School of Design and the Art Institute of Chicago.  Eventually he 
made a name for himself painting sailors, fishermen, and other nautical things.  This 1893 
work is the only male nude by Mulhaupt I could find.  It made my favorites list because
 it is a relatively rare piece of its type and era by an American.  It almost looks modern.


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