John Baum

Elected to the RCA 1973 (reinstated 2005)

This early stylised painting of Ynys Enlli reflects the artist’s sense of belonging to the North Wales heartland, as well as the influence of his early artistic mentor Elis Gwyn Jones, who taught him at Pwllheli in rural North West Wales. John Baum attended the Slade School of Art, taught at Liverpool Regional College of Art (later Polytechnic) from 1965 to 1989, and was then Head of Art and Design at Coleg Menai, Gwynedd, until his early retirement in