Edgar L. Bloomster

Edgar Bloomster was born April 6, 1895. He was an artist and author who resided in the Chicago, IL area. He is the author and illustrator of Sailing and Small Craft Down the Ages, published in 1940 by the United States Naval Institute. Bloomster died in San Francisco, CA in May, 1968.

Bloomster exhibited in Chicago at the Swedish American Art Association exhibit at Marshall Fields galleries in 1936 (“Bathers and Surf”) and in the Carson-Pirie Galleries in Chicago in 1933 (“An Australian Wool Clipper”) and 1936 (“Waning Sunset”).

Source of Biography
The Art Institute of Chicago Catalogue of an Exhibition of Etchings, January 28-March 1, 1931; 1 page from the Chicago Art Institute libraries scrapbook, dated April 1932-1933 and 2 pages dated February to August 1936; Wilson, Raymond. Index of American Print Exhibitions, 1882-1940. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1988.
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