Original drawing by Walter M. Baumhofer - ca. 1930 3 ½” x 3 ½
An American illustrator notable for his cover paintings seen on the pulp magazines of Street & Smith and other publishers, he began drawing interior illustrations for Adventure magazine in 1925. Scott suggested he submit cover paintings to pulps, and the following year his first pulp cover appeared on Danger Trail. He moved on to do covers for Doc Savage, Dime Mystery, Dime Detective and The Spider. Joining the American Artists agency in 1937, he sold to slick magazines, including The American Weekly, Collier's, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, McCalls, Redbook and Woman's Day.
Provenance: from the estate of Walter Baumhofer (1904-1987) - purchased by Fred Taraba (assistant director of the Society of Illustrators, NYC and Director of Illustration House, NYC)