alt Mountain Pool

Mountain Pool

Gustave Baumann

James R. Ross Fine Art

1920
Color woodcut
9 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches

Other Information
Framed: 17 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches
Inscription: Signed and inscribed "R. C. 35/125" lower right.
Provenance: Private Collection, Columbus, Indiana.
Exhibited: Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, "The Twenty-fifth Annual Exhibition of Work by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity," January 25–February 28, 1921; Salt Lake City, Utah, National Convention of the Federation of Women's Clubs, "New Mexico Art and Artists," June, 1921; Wichita, Kansas, City Library, Wichita Art Association, "Wood Block Prints in Color by Leading American Wood Block Artists," March 12–22, 1922; New York, New York, American Academy of Arts and Letters Galleries, "Exhibition of Graphic Art: Etchings, Engravings, Lithographs, Wood Engravings," March 16–April 16, 1922; Rochester, New York, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, "Wood-block Prints by Gustave Baumann," December 1923–January 1924; Oakland, California, Oakland Art Gallery, "Paintings and Block Prints by New Mexico Painters," October 15–November, 1925; Washington, D. C., United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, "Wood Block Prints in Color by Gustave Baumann," October 2–25, 1926; Tucson, Arizona, Temple Art Gallery, Tucson Fine Arts Association, "Exhibition of Color Woodblock Prints by Gustave Baumann," February 21, 1928; Dayton, Ohio, Little Gallery, Dayton Art Institute, "Gustave Baumann Prints," February 3–24, 1929; Chicago, Illinois, Marshall Field Picture Galleries, "Sixth Annual Hoosier Salon, Invitational: Gustave Baumann" January 27–February 12, 1930; Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Art Museum, "Gustave Baumann Color Woodblock Prints," March 9, 1930; Santa Fe, New Mexico, Rio Grande Painters Gallery, Sena Plaza, "Gustave Baumann Wood Block Prints and Marionettes," April 9, 1935; Indianapolis, Indiana, John Herron Art Institute, "Gustave Baumann Wood Block Prints," February 25–March 14, 1948; Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery, "Gustave Baumann: A Retrospective Exhibition of Color Wood Cuts," June 8–July 27, 1952; Roswell, New Mexico, Roswell Museum and Art Center, "Gustave Baumann Wood Block Prints," November 9–December 21, 1980; Indianapolis, Indiana, Indianapolis Museum of Art, "Gustave Baumann: Color Woodblock Prints, 1905–1950," November 3–December 14, 1981; Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museum of Fine Arts, "Gustave Baumann: Hands of a Craftsman, Heart of an Artist," October 2, 1993–April 17, 1994 (exhibition also traveled to New York in 1995, Palm Springs, Cleveland, and Colorado Springs in 1996, and to Lubbock, Texas, in 2000); Indianapolis, Indiana, Indianapolis Museum of Art, "Gustave Baumann: German Craftsman–American Artist," October 23, 2015–February 14, 2016.
Literature: Martin F. Krause, Madeline Carol Yurtseven and David Acton, "Gustave Baumann: Nearer to Art," Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1993, fig. 40, p. 51; Martin F. Krause, editor, "The Autobiography of Gustave Baumann," Portland, Oregon, Pomegranate, 2015, p. 133; Gala Chamberlain, "In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann." New York, Rizzoli Electa, 2019, 73, p. 251 (color, other examples).
Note: Excellent condition, a beautiful pull. From Edition II, printed in 1935. No. 35/125. Baumann no. 62, Chamberlain no. 73. An example of this woodcut may be found in the following public collections: Art Institute of Chicago; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; New York Public Library; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts.
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