Of Portraiture & Polio - A Tribute Exhibition In Memory of David Emerson Baum
DAVID E. RODALE AND RODALE FAMILY GALLERIES
January 6 - February 4, 2023
As painted by Walter Emerson Baum, this private collection pays loving tribute to his grandson, David Emerson Baum whose life was challenged by polio. Through liberating portraiture, Walter chronicles David from boyhood to his teens via this series of works including an evocative, unfinished painting of David as a young man. Not only will this exhibition be the public debut of this final work of art by Walter Baum, but a joyous reveal into the perception of portraiture - a resonant contrast to his more versant work with Pennsylvania landscapes.