"Hell in the Holy Land"   Lot no. 871

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By Walter Martin Baumhofer (American- 1904-1986)

1936 (Estimated)
27.5" x 19.25", Framed: 34" x 26"
Oil on Canvas
Signed Lower Left

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Cover Painting for the Book, "The Letter Of His Orders".

Literature: This illustration appeared in Kenneth Brown Collings and Lowell Thomas' article in an issue of Liberty Magazine.

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For years, Walter Martin Baumhofer painted cover designs for the Pulps, such as Adventure magazine, Street & Smith’s magazines, and Popular Publication’s titles. He developed a bold, dramatic approach for them that characterized his subsequent work.

    He painted the first series of Doc Savage covers, and depicted a gallery of other western and detective characters. A versatile performer, Baumhofer also illustrated for publications as diverse as The Ladies’ Home Journal, Liberty, Collier’s, Argosy, Esquire, Outdoor Life, Cosmopolitan, True, Woman’s Day, and Sports Afield.

    Baumhofer studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, graduating in 1925, and was a long-time member of the Society of Illustrators.