Erik Guide Haupt

Artist Biography

Best known for his portraits, Erik Guide Haupt was born in Kassel, Germany, but later lived and worked in Baltimore and New York City. After attending the Maryland Institute College of Art, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, then with Jean-Paul Laurens (1838–1921) at the Académie Julian in Paris. In France, Haupt was also a student of Richard E. Miller (1875–1943), who was an influential leader of American Impressionism and likely impacted Haupt’s impressionistic style. Haupt completed portraits of notable figures, including US President Dwight D. Eisenhower and actors Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. His work has been exhibited at the National Arts Club, Baltimore Watercolor Club, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. His art is in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC), Supreme Court of the United States, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and Yale University.

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