Walter Baum

Walter Emerson Baum painted over 2,000 landscapes and cityscapes in oil, watercolor, tempera, and pastels in the style of Pennsylvania impressionism—a twentieth-century movement notable for its thick brushwork and its focus on landscape painting active in and around Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Baum typically painted the quaint charm of Allentown and Manayunk en plein air, or outdoors. Rendered in bold and vigorous brushwork, his cityscapes “display a greater intensity of pure color, with many of the buildings and other objects outlined in black.”

Source: The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, Avery Galleries