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Two Way Stretch by Walter M. Baumhofer


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(1904 - 1987) Original watercolor; 6" x 9 1/2". From the archives of the Murphy "Calendar" Company. Well listed early illustrator "picked up" for Hy Hintermeister and Emmett Watson - continuing their calendar series. Walter was an American illustrator notable for his cover paintings seen on the pulp magazines of Street & Smith and other publishers. In 1925, he began drawing interior illustrations for Adventure magazine. 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, Pete Rice, Dime Mystery, Dime Detective and The Spider. Joining the American Artists agency in 1937, he sold to slick magazines, including The American Magazine, The American Weekly, Collier's, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, McCalls, Redbook and Woman's Day. In the 1950s he worked for men's adventure magazines, such as Argosy, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, and True. At the end of his life in the 1980s, he was celebrated as a master of pulp and illustration art.

PERIOD: Mid 20th Century

ORIGIN: New York, United States

SIZE: 6" x 9 1/2"; 13" x 16" Frame

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