Gustav Aboltin

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Gustav Aboltin (AKA M. Gustav Aboltin, Russian, born c.1864-died aft. 1926) painter primarily known for his oil landscapes, winterscapes, European scenes, war paintings, portraits, life/genre scenes, pen & ink drawings, and design. Former residences include: St. Petersburg, Russia; Riga, Latvia; Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; and in Europe. Immigrated to the U.S. from Riga, Latvia, arriving in July, 1892, Ellis Island (nationality listed as Russian, Residence Riga, Latvia). From c1892-1913, he was living in NYC & Brooklyn and was listed as an artist in City Directories and residences included various locations: 97 Chrystie St., NYC (1893-1894), 37 Eldridge St., Brooklyn (1903), 15 St. Mark’s Pl., NYC (1909-1912). In July, 1896, he and wife Caroline (Russian, c.1870-) traveled from Riga, Latvia (name mis-listed as Abolin, and was listed as painter [German: maler], more than likely her immigration date). From c1915-1916, he was residing in Binghamton, NY and he exhibited at Gath’s Art Studio (1916), 78 Clinton St., Binghamton, NY. From 1916-1918, he was residing in Rochester, NY at 214 North St., then moved to Philadelphia, PA in 1918. Misspellings of his name include: Gustave Aboltin, or Gustavo Aboltin.

(Written & compiled by Mark Strong of Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc., East Aurora, NY, meibohmfinearts.com, sources: ellisisland.org, “Passenger Gustav Aboltin”, Batch Number P00345-6, Pg. Ref. 1224, Pg. Line No. 0268, ID No. 103456011602; russianimmigrants.org “Immigration Ship Records: Gustav and Caroline Aboltin”; ancestry.com, ‘Hamburger Passagierlisten [Hamburg Passenger Lists], 1850-1934: Volume 373-7 I, VIII A 1 Band 081 A, Pg. 0, Microfilm No. K_1747; Gustav Aboltin”; ancestry.com, ‘Hamburger Passagierlisten [Hamburg Passenger Lists], 1850-1934: Volume 373-7 I, VIII A 1 Band 093 B, Pg. 0, Microfilm No. K_1754; Gustav Aboltin”; ancestry.com, “New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957: Serial M237, Microfilm Roll No. 661, Line 3; Caroline Abolin”; archive.org, online digitized city directory, The Trow Directory, for years: 1903 & 1909; fultonhistory.com, online digitized newspaper article, The Binghampton Press, “To Hold Special Sale of Unusual Landscapes: Local and European Scenes to be Sold at Gath’s Art Studio on Clinton Street.”, Pg. 12, Saturday Evening, April 1, 1916; ancestry.com, “U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989; New York City Directories; Gustav Aboltin; for years 1894, 1910, 1912, 1916 & 1917”; ancestry.com, “New York State Census, 1915; Gustave Aboltin; distantcousin.com, online digitized city directory, “Rochester Directory”, 1918.)
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