LEWIS BAUMER (1870-1963)


c. 1900 United Kingdom

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Lewis Christopher Edward Baumer was born in St John’s Wood, London and studied at the St John’s Wood Art School, the Royal Academy of Arts and at the Royal College of Art. Although he exhibition widely he is best known as a black and white illustrator of children’s books and society cartoonist and caricaturist. His first drawings appeared in the Pall Mall magazine in 1893 and in Punch in 1897. He was a member of the Pastel Society (1908) and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (1921). He also belonged to the Langham Sketching Club, the Arts Club and Chelsea Arts Club.
Height 21.00 cm (8.27 inches)
Width 29.50 cm (11.61 inches)
External Height 37.00 cm (14.57 inches)
External Width 45.00 cm (17.72 inches)
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Pen and ink, unframed, in conservation mount only
Signed; inscribed beneath the mount
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