Frederick J. Mulhaupt American, 1871-1938


Mulhaupt was born in Rock Port, Missouri to German immigrant parents.  He began his career as an editor to a newspaper in Dodge City, Kansas, and later moved to Kansas City where he worked as an artist's apprentice.  He enrolled at the Kansas City School of Design and in the 1890's, began taking courses at the Art Institute of Chicago.  While taking night courses at the Art Institute of Chicago, Mulhaupt, along with other night students helped to found the "Palette and Chisel Club".  In 1904 Mulhaupt moved to New York where he lived at the Salmagundi Club, and shortly after, spent several years traveling in Paris.  It is during his stay abroad that the focus of Mulhaupt's artwork changed to coastal views and harbor scenes.  Once Frederick J. Mulhaupt returned to the United States, he moved back into the Salmagundi Club.


Frederick J. Mulhaupt became a founding member of the Cape Ann School, and despite the fact that he was not a native to Massachusetts or New England, he was regarded as the "Dean of the Cape Ann School." Gloucester, Massachusetts was a booming artistic center in the early 20th century and artists such as Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Willard Metcalf and Anthony Thieme flocked there.  Mulhaupt moved permanently to Gloucester in 1922.


Allied Artists of America

National Academy of Design

National Arts Club

North Shore Art Association

Palette and Chisel Academy

Palette and Chisel Club

Salmagundi Club


Allied Artists of America, New York (Prizes 1925, 1930)

Art Institute of Chicago

Connecticut Academy of Fine Art, Bunce Prize, 1927

Corcoran Gallery

Minneapolis, Minnesota Popular Prize, 1924 MN Popular Prize (1924

National Academy of Design

National Arts Club

North Shore Art Association

Ogunquit Art Association, Prizes 1931, 1932

Palette & Chisel Club, Chicago

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Philadelphia Sesqui-Centennial, Landscape Medal, 1925

Salmagundi Club (Evans Prize, 1907; Porter Prize, 1921)

Vose Galleries, Boston

World's Fair, Buffalo, New York

Museums and Public Collections

Albuquerque Museum of Art

Art Complex Museum, Massachusetts

Buffalo New York Mural of McKinley

Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, Ohio

Champlain Mural, Chazy, New York

Coney Island Cyclorama

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

John Herron Institute, Indiana

Kansas State Capitol Building

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Linden High School, New Jersey

Maplewood School, Gloucester, Massachusetts

National Academy of Design, New York

National Arts, New York

Reading Public Library, Reading, PA

Stalter Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio

University of Michigan Museum of Art

University of Michigan Museum of Art

Wake Forest University Museum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio

Woodstock Historical Society, Inc., Woodstock, Vermont

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