Baum, ANA, Walter Emerson
(1884-1956)
“Tohickon Creek, Bucks County, Penn.”

oil on canvas, 6” x 9”, signed lower left
titled and dated 1934 verso

Artist Biography

Walter Emerson Baum, A.N.A. (1884-1956)

Born/lived: Sellersville, PA

Known: Baum was the only member of the New Hope Landscape School who was born in Bucks County, PA. He was considered “father of art in the Lehigh Valley”. During the 1930’s-40’s he helped found the Lehigh Art Alliance, and was director of the Allentown Museum Art, director of his own Baum School of Art, and art editor for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. His American impressionist paintings depicted the Delaware River Valley’s changing seasons with scenes of woodlands, creeks and buildings such as stone barns.

Studied: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with W.T. Trego, Honor Degree, H.L.D., Lehigh University. He was influenced by Daniel Garber

Member: Associate National Academy of Design; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Philadelphia Arts Alliance; Watercolor Carnegie Institute; American Artists Professional League; American Color Print Society; American Watercolor Society; Artists League of America; Philadelphia Arts Club; Lehigh Art Alliance(founder).

Exhibited: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; National Academy of Design; Philadelphia Arts Club; American Society of Miniature Painters; Philadelphia Watercolor Carnegie Institute; American Watercolor Society; Corcoran Gallery; Art Institute of Chicago; Brooklyn Museum; Baltimore Museum of Art; City Art Museum of St. Louis; Detroit Inst; Ft. Worth Museum of Art; Decatur Art Center; Philadelphia Arts Alliance; Audubon Artists; Philadelphia Sketch Club; National Arts Club; Mint Museum of Art; Hickory Museum of Art.

Taught: Baum School of Art, which adjoins the Allentown Museum of Art.

Work: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; PA State College; Tuskagee Institute; Allentown Museum; Toledo Museum of Art; National Academy of Design; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Franklin D. Roosevelt College.

Publications: Art editor for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin and wrote more than 500 reviews.

Painting Features

Artist First Name Walter Emerson
Artist Last Name Baum, ANA (1884-1956)
Artist's Dates (1884-1956)
Materials oil on canvas
Markings signed lower left titled and dated 1934 verso
Size 6” x 9”
Price contact gallery
Comments this painting is in excellent condition.