Walter M. Baumhofer  Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. 1904 son of Henry & Marie. Married to Alureda, he was a Scholarship Graduate at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1923 and was the pupil of Dean Cornwell.  He began doing black and white headings for Adventure and sold his first pulp cover in 1926, developing "a bold, dramatic approach" that "has characterized his work ever since."   By 1933 Baumhofer received a contract from Street & Smith to do 50 covers a year.  He also painted the original covers for Doc Savage magazine.  In 1936 Baumhofer painted 84 illustrations for Street & Smith, Popular, and Liberty, a total he now considers "incredible."  His calendar subjects were historical, hunting dogs, horses, and fishing. He also did posters (ie: the movie Gone With The Wind, etc.)  Listed in the Editor's Introduction of the December 1981 Issue of Southwest Art Magazine as one of the top 7 Illustrators! Also featured in the October 1980 Annual Collectors edition of Southwest Art.

His works also appeared in the following publications:

American Family 
American Legion 
American Weekly 
Country Gentleman 
Famous Lives 
Farm Journal 
Ladies' Home Journal 
Life Story 
Main Street 
Outdoor Life 
Reader's Digest 
Sports Afield 
This Week 
Today's Woman 
Woman's Day 
Woman's Home Companion 

All of the books that have been written on pulp magazines mention Walter Baumhofer's illustrations, and one of the books reproduces Baumhofer's paintings on its dust jacket. He spent a great deal of time on trips to the West and the West Indies. He lived in Northport, N.Y. since 1945.
Represented in the following reference books:
Who's Who in American Art
Who's Who in the East
The Illustrator in America
Artists of the American West
Cambridge International Biography
Community Leaders
Noteworthy Americans

Walter Baumhofer was also a Member of the Society of Illustrators and with them did a One Man Show, nineteen Group Shows, and Lectures. Lectured and Exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. He was an award Winner at the 13th Annual Long Island Artists, Stony Brook Abercrombie & Fitch Gallery, Island Interiors at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Permanent Collections include:
Guardian Federal Savings & Loan
Custer Museum
Union Free School District 4
4-H National Headquarters
Irving Trust Company
Riveredge Foundation