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Lewis Christopher Edward Baumer (August 8, 1870 – October 25, 1963)[1] was an English caricaturist who worked for more than fifty years for the British magazine Punch.

Frontispiece for The Sea Lady by H.G. Wells
Frontispiece for The Sea Lady by H.G. Wells

Baumer was born at St John's Wood, London, England, and had studied at the St John's Wood Art School under A. A. Calderon, at the Royal Academy of Arts, and at the Royal College of Art. His first drawings appeared in the Pall Mall magazine in 1893; in 1897, his first cartoon in Punch appeared.[2] In 1921, he was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. His work was part of the art competitions at the 1928 Summer Olympics and the 1932 Summer Olympics.[3]

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List of works

Books illustrated by Lewis Baumer include:[4]

  • Jumbles – Lewis Baumer (Pearson, 1897)
  • Elsie’s Magician – Fred Whishaw (Chambers, 1897)
  • The Three Witches – Mrs Molesworth (Chambers, 1900)
  • Peter Piper's Feepshow – S. H. Hamer (1900), illustrated by Baumer and Harry B. Neilson
  • My Pretty and Her Little Brother “Too” and Other Stories – Mrs Molesworth (1901)
  • The Story of The Treasure Seekers – E. Nesbit (T. Fisher Unwin, 1902)
  • Arms and The Woman: A Romance – Harold MacGrath (Pearson, 1903)
  • Did You Ever? Verses and Pictures – Lewis Baumer (Chambers, 1903)
  • Mrs Pritchard’s School – L. T. Meade (Chambers, 1904)
  • Hermy: The Story of a Little Girl – Mrs Molesworth (1904)
  • Hoodie – Mrs Molesworth (Chambers, 1905)
  • The Boys and I: A Child’s Story For Children – Mrs Molesworth (Chambers
  • The Hill Top Girl – L T Meade (Chambers, 1906)
  • The Blue Baby and Other Stories – Mrs Molesworth (Chambers, 1907)
  • A Girl From America – L T Meade (Chambers, 1907)
  • The Rainbow Book: Tales of Fun and Fantasy - M. H. Spielmann & Others (1909) [The Gamekeeper’s Daughter]
  • Barbara Bellamy: A Public School Girl – May Baldwin (Chambers, 1909)
  • The Wild Irish Girl – E T Meade (Hurst, 1910)
  • Easter Bells: A Book of Hoppe and Gladness – May Byron (1910)
  • Did You Ever? – Lewis Baumer (Chambers, 1910)
  • Canned Classics, and Other Verses – Harry Graham (Mills & Boon, 1911)
  • Cherry Ripe and Other Famous Lyrics (1911)
  • For Dear Dad – E T Meade (1911)
  • The Gift of Love (Ed. A. H. Hyatt) (1911)
  • The Perfect Gentleman: A Guide To Social Aspirants (Compiled from The Occasional Papers of Reginald Drake Biffin) – Harry Graham (Arnold, 1912)
  • The Motley Muse: Rhymes For The Times – Harry Graham (Arnold, 1913)
  • Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray (Hodder, 1913)
  • The Complete Sportsman (Compiled from The Occasional Papers of Reginald Drake Biffin) – Harry Graham (Arnold, 1914)
  • An Elegy on The Death of a Mad Dog (Adapted from Goldsmith by F. Norton) (1914)
  • The Lighter Side of School Life – Ian Hay (Foulis, 1915)
  • Love, The Adventurous – Charles Garvice (1917)
  • Old Christmas and Bracebridge Hall – Washington Irving (Constable, 1918)
  • The Harlequinade: An Excursion - Calthorp, etc. (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1918)
  • The Shallow End – Ian Hay (Hodder, 1924)
  • Silver and Gold: Poems – Enid Blyton (Nelson, 1925)
  • Departmental Ditties and Other Verses – Harry Graham (Mills & Boon, 1925)
  • Bright Young Things: A Book of Drawings – Lewis Baumer (Methuen, 1928)
  • Winter Sportings – Reginald Arkell (Jenkins, 1929)
  • Happy Families – H. Graham (Cape, 1934)
  • Ski Fever – J. B. Emtage (Methuen, 1936)
  • Adapted from The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators – Alan Horne (1994)


  1. ^ Bryant, M (2000). Dictionary of Twentieth-Century British Cartoonists and Caricaturists. Ashgate: Aldershot. ISBN 1-84014-286-3. Archived from the original on 18 July 2007. Retrieved 17 November 2007.
  2. ^ "Lewis Baumer". Comicopledia. Retrieved 17 November 2007.
  3. ^ "Lewis Baumer". Olympedia. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  4. ^ Sansom, R.; S. Sansom. "Illustrators and Cartoonists, 1850 – 1950". Mulberry Gallery. Wantage, Oxfordshire, UK. Archived from the original on 9 June 2002. Retrieved 17 November 2007.

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