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Walter Emerson Baum Marine Oil Painting, 1937

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Walter Emerson Baum (Philadelphia, 1884-1956) A harbor scene of fisherman on sailboats doing their business in the Delaware River near Philadelphia. Executed in shades of blue. Singed and inscribed on verso “Presented by W.E.BAUM to M. Stark / Govino Cambello / Phila / 1937” An artistically historical painting. M. Stark or Melville Stark was a student of Baum who went on to become a noted marine painter. Measures: Canvas 20 x 24 inches Frame 28 x 32 inches Condition: Relined in a clear adhesive plexiglass (to preserve inscribed signature and provenance). Two restored tears near center high and center low (visible in the reline). A very professional restoration with minimal inpaint for lower tear. Very tight and stable canvas. New frame. Born in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, Walter Baum was the one of the only members of the New Hope Art Colony actually born in Bucks County. Greatly inspired by the painters of the original “New Hope School”, Baum had an extremely profound impact on artistic development throughout the Delaware Valley. As an artist, there was no other to even come close in matching his highly prolific artistic production. His works were admired by both collectors and aspiring artists. His involvement in establishing an art school and museum in Allentown would have an enormous influence on what would become one of the largest artistic communities in the United States. It was not until the age of twenty that Baum would begin his art studies. First privately with William Trego, a respected local painter , followed by his enrolment to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where his instructors included Thomas Anshutz and Daniel Garber. He was awarded the Jennie Sesnan Gold Medal from the Pennsylvania Academy in 1925. Baum taught summer classes for the public schools of Allentown in 1926. Immense popularity of these classes would eventually lead to Baum co-founding the Kline-Baum School of Art in 1929 (later renamed the Baum School of Art). This might be when Baum taught Melville Stark to be. A prolific midcentury artist. Baum also helped to found the Allentown Art Museum in1936, the Lehigh Art Alliance, and the Circulating Picture Club. Baum wrote over five hundred reviews for the Philadelphia Bulletin as well as Two Hundred Years, a study of the Pennsylvania Germans and their heritage. Baum did much to enrich the cultural environments of eastern Pennsylvania’s past. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Lehigh University in 1946. During his long career Baum worked in several mediums and painted in various styles. Many of his earlier works are magnificent impressionist landscapes of Bucks County and the Lehigh Valley showing the strong influence of Redfield and Schofield. Baum developed friendships with Schofield and Garber which deepened his appreciation for the regional landscape. In the late 1940’s into 1950’s, Baum’s style of painting changed completely taking on modernist qualities similar to that of the French Post-Impressionist painters .These later works usually depict urban views of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton as well as figurative works, still life and scenes portraying the students in his art classes and studio. Baum actively taught art and promoted artists throughout his life. As Art Editor of the Philadelphia Bulletin, he wrote hundreds of reviews.    

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  • Dimensions
    H 28 in. x W 32 in. x D 2 in.H 71.12 cm x W 81.28 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU1774216008161
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