Muhrman lived in the United States from 1878 to 1883, when he settled in London, where he became a follower of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, specializing in moody and poetic pastels. Muhrman remained a presence in American art, exhibiting to great acclaim at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, when he was awarded a medal. He worked much on Hampstead Heath, along the River Thames near Chiswick and at Hastings. His first one-man exhibition was at London's Dowdeswell Galleries in 1890. He moved to Paris in 1899 and to Meissen in 1901, and became a member of the Munich Secession and the Berlin Secession.
Reporting on an exhibition at the New Gallery in Regent Street, London by the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, the Evening Post, New York, referred to the "most tragic Impressions of Meissen In pastel by Mr. Muhrman".
Death and legacy
Muhrmann died at Meissen.
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