Arlington Nelson Lindenmuth
Arlington Nelson Lindenmuth (also A.N. Lindenmuth) (1856 —1950) was an American landscape and portrait painter who lived and painted in Allentown, Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley region of the United States. He is a member of the Baum Circle, the intervention of artists either taught by, associated with, or directly influenced by Pennsylvania impressionist painter Walter Emerson Baum.
Lindenmuth was furthermore one of the old-fashioned professional photographers in the Lehigh Valley, and for many decades he owned and operated a well-off photography studio, located on Sixth Street in Allentown, directly across the street from the Lyric Theatre. As yet to be as 1882, he was furthermore employed as a traveling sales representative for Eastman Kodak.
He studied painting below Peter Alfred Gross, who was his wife's cousin, and along with in Europe. His paintings were exhibited in New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his murals can be seen in Allentown's Phoebe Retirement Home, Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena and Asbury Methodist Church. Lindenmuth was moreover a supporter of the Salmagundi Club.
Lindenmuth would later tutor painting to students, including John E. Berninger, out of his photography studio.
In 1912, Lindenmuth next put forth a proposal for the launch of the Allentown Art Museum. He became adept at the public promotion of the arts, both through local newspapers and his well-trafficked photography studio. His studio next served as exhibition manner for local artists, including Orlando Gray Wales, who held his first exhibit there in 1912. The Fine Arts Club of the Lehigh Valley held their first exhibition in Lindenmuth's studio in 1922, and Walter Emerson Baum included his paintings in these exhibitions starting in 1923.
One of his sons, Raphael Tod Lindenmuth, also became an artist of note.