Carnation and Flowers in a White Pitcher
Carnation and Flowers in a White Pitcher, c.1900
Oil on Canvas
Permanent Collection 2013.02.03
Gutmann was a painter, printmaker, and graphic artist in the US and Europe. He also served as an arts educator and administrator, publishing several art manuals. While a supervisor to public school art programs, he founded the Lynchburg Art Club; where he painted murals and designed book illustrations. In 1899, he moved to New York and worked as a magazine illustrator and formed a fine art publishing company. He studied at the prestigious Dusseldorf and Karlsruhe academies, in Germany. After marrying Bertha Goldman, he moved to Europe. He began using bright colors and painting vivid landscapes, sometimes using Bertha as his model
He was a member of the American Association of Allied Artists, Salmagundi Club, Knockers Club, and Darren G Seven Artists Club. His work is in the collections of the National Academy of Design, Carcaran Gallery of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Alfred University (NYC).
After his passing in 1936, his family sequestered his works so very few were put into rotation of public and private collections.