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Walter Baumhofer

 (1904 - 1987)
Walter Martin Baumhofer was active/lived in New York.  Walter Baumhofer is known for illustration, western-outdoor genre.

Biography   Walter Baumhofer


Walter Martin Baumhofer was born November 1, 1904 in Brooklyn. His parents were German immigrants, Marie and Henry Baumhofer. They had two sons, Richard and Walter. They lived at 92 Ralph Avenue. The father was a clerk at a local coffee company.

In 1918 his father lost his job and was hired as the janitor of an apartment building at 1498 Bushwick Avenue, where the family was able to live rent free. When tenants needed a plumber he would hire a local one, named George Gould, who lived two-doors away at 1502 Bushwick Avenue. That plumber's twelve-year-old son was John Fleming Gould, who became Walt's best friend. They went to school together.

In 1919 at the age of fourteen he accidentally blew three fingers off his left hand whi


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