Marvin Beerbohm

Marvin Beerbohm at work on a mural in a high school in Rochester, Michigan, February 9, 1938. Unidentified photographer, from Marvin Beerbohm papers, courtesy Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Marvin Beerbohm
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1908
North Olmstead, Ohio 1981
Active in
  • Detroit, Michigan
U.S. States
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Artist Biography

Marvin Beerbohm grew up in Detroit, Michigan, where he attended the art school of the Society of Arts and Crafts from 1928 to 1932. During the 1930s he taught at the Detroit School of Art and also was employed part-time as a muralist for the Federal Art Project. He also designed and executed murals commissioned by the Public Buildings Administration, U.S. Treasury Department. Among his projects were murals for the Detroit Public Library and post offices in the Michigan towns of Knoxville and Belding. Beerbohm later taught at art schools and community centers in Michigan while continuing to paint and also execute designs for stained-glass windows.

National Museum of American Art (CD-ROM) (New York and Washington D.C.: MacMillan Digital in cooperation with the National Museum of American Art, 1996)