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Early days:

William Jacob Baer(1860-1941) considered the foremost American miniature painter was born in Cincinnati, Ohio January 29, 1860 and died in New York City in 1941. Baer began his formal training as a painter and illustrator at the Munich Royal Academy in 1880. While a student at the Academy, he was awarded for medals and one of his works was purchased by the Directors, for the Academy.

Wiliam Jacob Baer


Personal Details


William Jacob Baer

Place of birth

Cincinnati, Ohio

Date of Birth

January 29, 1860

Date of Death





Painting, Teacher


World's Columbian Exposition


1st class medals


Upon his return to the United Stated, Baer settled into the Montclair, New Jersey art colony to continue his career as a genre, portrait painter and teacher. He was attracted there by his friend, Alexander Drake (the art editor Scribner’s Monthly). Drake encouraged him to teach a class in engraving and black-and-white draftsmanship for illustrators; class members were dubbed the Carbonari. In 1888 Baer became the instructor at Round Lake, New York, for summer classes at a Chautauqua-like cultural enterprise to which he remained attached until 1891; in 1893 he took over the classes at Chautauqua itself for several for several years.

Works Of William Jacob Baer:

 William Jacob Painting

 Wiliam Jacob Work

 Wiliam Jacob Painting