Welcome to this mini-exhibition of works by creative members of the Bayha family. Artists Included are:
Keith Darwin Bayha 1940-
Edwin Franks Bayha 1880-1937
Edwin Henry Bayha 1906-1990
William G. Bayha 1872-1935
Edwin Francis Bayha 1965-
Karl Bayha (data pending)
Rhoda Pearl Bayha 1901-1996
Tricia Kay Bayha 1967-
Todd Bayha (Data Pending)
Keith Darwin Bayha
Frog Lake and Castle Peak, 1971
This pristine area in Idaho’s White Cloud Mountains was
threatened in the early 1970s by an open-pit mining plan. Senator Frank Church
pushed the US Congress to purchase the mining claims and protect the area by
establishing the Sawtooth National Recreation Area instead. Keith’s painting
was done in direct support of this effort and was used to help persuade the Idaho
State Legislature to also back the bill. The Wilderness Society further used it
to increase membership participation in preserving the area. Finally, the
painting was shown during Senate hearings and used by Senator Church in
lobbying other legislators until his bill was finally passed. He then returned
it to Keith. It now resides permanently in the Stanley Museum in Idaho and is a
fine example of “Painting With a Purpose”. Keith is retired from the US Fish
and Wildlife Service and now resides in Alaska.
Edwin Franks Bayha
Edwin F. Bayha was a prolific commercial artist and engineer who worked in Philadelphia, PA in the early part of the 20th century,
the heyday for illustrative art in the USA. He illustrated numerous books and periodicals in addition to landscapes of his beloved
Magazine Cover, 1917, watercolor
Boy with Toy Soldiers
Oil on Canvas, 29 X 32"
Sold by Christie's, New York in 1982 for $34,000
Oil on Canvas, 1912, 23 X 26"
This painting was used as the subject of a magazine competition in which the readers submitted their suggestions for a name.
"The Tip" was reportedly the winning name.
The original painting was acquired by the Robert B. Mayo collection of American Sporting Art in 1987 for $40,000.
Hand-carved Rifle Stock
by William G. Bayha
William G. Bayha inherited his father's cane-making business in Philadelphia.
As cane-makers, the 19th-century Bayhas imported and carved many kinds of exotic woods
from around the world and sold these as canes, parasol handles and the like. The work below, however was a labor of love.
The rifle, a 25-20 Winchester saddle carbine, was the first prize in a marksmanship contest which was won by his son, Edwin H. Bayha.
Painting by Karl Bayha
Oil on Canvas
Karl Bayha was a native of Reutlingen Germany, a descendant of the direct line from the earliest known German Bayhas in Sielmingen.
He also painted a family tree, which is a primary source for much genealogical information on his ancestors.
Painting by Edwin Henry Bayha
Oil on Canvas
Self-taught artist Edwin H. Bayha painted this scene of his own home in suburban Philadelphia.
Darby Creek is in the foreground.
by Edwin Francis Bayha
Edwin Francis Bayha is an amateur photographer with a keen eye for delightful natural scenes.
Many of his best shots are taken in the early morning hours at the airport where he works.
Photos by Tricia Kay Bayha
Tricia took up camera work as her hobby only a few years ago, but quickly demonstrated a mastery of
composition and color that made her works special.
Sparkling Sunset, 2009
To see more of Tricia's photography, please visit her website at
Todd is Art Director for the Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch. The following example of his work,
a collage cover for the 2003 Buckeyes football season, was taken
(without permission, but with apologies) from the Internet:
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