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Gustave Baumann

James R. Ross Fine Art

1927
Color Woodblock Print
9 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches

Other Information
Framed: 19 3/4 x 21 inches
Inscription: Signed lower right
Provenance: Private Collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Exhibited: Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery, "Gustave Baumann: Color Woodblock Prints," March 1–31, 1927; Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, "The New Mexico Painters," March 14–April 17, 1927; Dayton, Ohio, Little Gallery, Dayton Art Institute, "Gustave Baumann Prints," February 3–24, 1929; Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Art Museum, "Gustave Baumann Color Woodblock Prints," opened March 9, 1930; Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery, "Gustave Baumann: A Retrospective Exhibition of Color Wood Cuts," June 8–July 27, 1952; Denver, Colorado, Denver Art Museum, "Gustave Baumann: Woodblock Prints from the Holme Roberts & Owen Collection," April 20–June 9, 1991 (other examples).
Literature: Acton, David, "Hand of a Craftsman: The Woodcut Technique of Gustave Baumann," Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1996, reprod. in color, plate 8, p. 98; Gala Chamberlain, "In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann." Rizzoli Electa, New York, 2019, 41, p. 332 (color, other examples).
Note: Printed in six colors by the artist on cream Zanders laid paper with the Hand-in-Heart watermark. Good condition, original Baumann frame. Examples of this print may be found in the permanent collections of the New Mexico Museum of Art; the New York Public Library; the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts; and the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Chamberlain no. 115, Baumann no. 12.
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