Leila T. Bauman came from Verona, New Jersey, a small town south of Newark. A thorough search of genealogical and census records has revealed no further information. The two river views in the collection of the National Gallery are her only known works. Elements in the paintings are not consistent in date, but point to a period of activity in 1850 or later. [This is an edited version of the artist's biography published, or to be published, in the NGA Systematic Catalogue]
Chotner, Deborah, with contributions by Julie Aronson, Sarah D. Cash, and Laurie Weitzenkorn. American Naive Paintings. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1992: 13.