Carl Josef Bauer was a painter and etcher from Munich. For ten years, Bauer served as President of Munich’s art association Kunstlergesellschaft Allotria.
He studied art at the Kunst-Akademie, Munich, with Professors Wilhelm von Diez and Angelo Jank. He began exhibiting his art in Munich and other major German cities in 1914. During the 1920s he developed a very distinctive Art Deco style, particularly in his etchings. Most of his works created between 1914 and 1928 were published by Hanfstaegl, Munich.
Bauer exhibited widely, including at Munich’s famous “Glaspalast” (Glass Palace).