Oil/wood, 26,5 x 41 cm, lo. ri. sign. Paul Baum Weimar as well as indistinctly dat. - German landscape painter. Starting from the tradition of the school of Barbizon a. going through a phase of impressionism B. developed into one of the most important German exponents of neo-impressionism. B. worked as porcellain painter in the Meissen manufactory before studying in Dresden under Fr. Preller in 1877 a. 1878-87 in Weimar under Th. Hagen. Temporarily he worked in the Dachau artist's colony. After travelling extensively B. joined the Dresden, Munich a. Berlin secession. He lived in the Netherlands 1890-1908, 1910-14 he was in Florence a. S. Gimignano where he definitely settled in 1924. B. was professor in Dresden a. Kassel, also he was winner of the Villa Romana prize.