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Baum Remembered as Community-Minded Artist

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Jerry Baum died last weekend

A man whose artwork has been prominent in the Evansville area for decades has died. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

His family says Jerry Baum passed away on October 29th.

Baum’s watercolor and pen-and-ink drawings often depicted Evansville landmarks.

Many of his prints still hang in the Civic Center. And just last July, his mural entitled “Evansville – On the Riverfront” was installed at Evansville’s Central Library.

Mary Bauer at the Evansville Museum says several of Baum’s works are part of the museum’s permanent collection.

She says he also painted landscapes depicting southern Indiana and western Kentucky and was very community-minded.

Baum won the Arts Council Visual Arts Award in 1998.

His funeral is set for Saturday, Nov. 12, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Vincennes.

The family invites anyone attending to bring their favorite Jerry Baum artwork to display at the gathering.