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Margaret Carter Baumgaertner, Portraitist - La Crosse, WI

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Majoring in medical illustration and microbiology, Margaret Carter Baumgaertner worked for eight years as a freelance medical illustrator before studying at Atelier Lack in Minnesota and the Cape Cod School of Art in Massachusetts. She has studied under such portrait masters as Cedric Egeli, John Howard Sanden and Richard Whitney. Baumgaertner teaches workshops in oil portraiture, charcoal as well as the Russian medium “Yarka” sauce at the Baumgaertner Atelier in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She has produced five portrait DVD series, demonstrating the use of charcoal, sauce and oil in the painting of studio, plein air, ala prima, and corporate portraiture.

 

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MCB-1111 Margaret Carter Baumgaertner 11 PIece Basic Set
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Margaret Carter Baumgaertner
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Winner of the Best of Show in the Portrait Society of America 2000 Portrait Competition, Baumgaertner is a faculty member and demonstrator at the Portrait Society of America conferences. Her portrait of "Clare" was selected for the cover and inclusion in the book, The Best of Portrait Painting, published by North Light Books. Her work is published in numerous national and international art magazines. Margaret Carter Baumgaertner's notable commissions include governors, congressmen, chief executive officers, actors, physicians and families. Her paintings hang in public and private collections in the United States, Europe, Mexico and Russia.

MC Baumgaertner - Girl with Blue Dress Portrait

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MCB-1131 Margaret Carter Baumgaertner 31 Piece Professional Set
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Margaret Carter Baumgaertner, her painting workshops, classes and art.

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