Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Minnie Holsinger, The Farmer's Wife #20/21, Walter Emerson Baum

These are images #20 & 21 of my on-going series sharing the pages of the scrap book of Minnie Holsinger, which she collected in the 30s and 40s while she and my Grandfather Charlie Holsinger were saving to buy a farm.
Today’s images are by Walter Emerson Baum; Grandma Minnie clipped more images by this artist than any other.  
Wikipedia sez: “… was an American artist and educator... In addition to being a prolific painter, Baum… found(ed) the Baum School of art and the Allentown Art Museum.

“Born in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, Baum was one of the few Pennsylvania impressionist artists actually born in Bucks County”. Interesting. So, apparently, Baum was part of a group called “Pennsylvania Impressionists”. On the basis of these two works, I’d call him more a  pre-Cubist; these paintings remind me of Paul Cezanne's, without the flattening of perspective.

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