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San Geronimo Taos

Gustave Baumann

James R. Ross Fine Art

Color woodcut
7 1/8 x 6 inches

Other Information
Framed: 19 x 17 1/4 inches
Inscription: Signed lower right
Provenance: The Holme Roberts & Owen Collection, Denver, Colorado; Private Collection, Indianapolis, Indiana, purchased through Sotheby's, New York, lot 149, 1990s.
Exhibited: Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery, "Wood Block Prints by Gustave Baumann," December 1924–January 1925; Indianapolis, Indiana, John Herron Art Institute, "Gustave Baumann Woodblock Prints and Woodblocks," March 20–April 26, 1925; Washington, D. C., United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, "Wood Block Prints in Color by Gustave Baumann," October 2–25, 1926; Dayton, Ohio, Dayton Art Institute, "Gustave Baumann Prints," February 3–24, 1929; Santa Fe, New Mexico, Rio Grande Painters Gallery, Sena Plaza, Gustave Baumann Wood Block Prints and Marionettes," April 9, 1935; Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery, "Gustave Baumann: A Retrospective Exhibition of Color Wood Cuts," June 8–July 27, 1952; Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery, "Gustave Baumann, 1881-1971," November 19, 1972–January 28, 1973; Fort Collins, Colorado, Colorado State University, Morgan Library, "The American West at CSU: Baumann Retrospective," July 15–October 15, 1973; Fort Collins, Colorado, Lincoln Community Center, "Gouaches and Woodcuts by Gustave Baumann," January–February, 1979; Fort Collins, Colorado, Lincoln Community Center, "Gouaches and Woodcuts by Gustave Baumann," March 23–April 27, 1980; Roswell, New Mexico, Roswell Museum and Art Center, "Gustave Baumann Woodblock Prints," November 9–December 31, 1980; Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museum of New Mexico Art Museum, "Gustave Baumann Centennial," June 28–July 19, 1981; Denver, Colorado, Denver Art Museum, "Gustave Baumann: Woodblock Prints from the Holme Roberts & Owen Collection," April 20–June 9, 1991; Tucson, Arizona, University of Arizona Museum of Art, "Gustave Baumann in the West," September–November, 1992; Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, "Window on the West: Chicago and the New Frontier," June 28–October 31, 2003; Phoenix, Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum, "Gustave Baumann: Artisan Printmaker of the Southwest," April 7–July 8, 2012; Winter Park, Florida, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, "The Prints of Gustave Baumann," September 9, 2012–January 6, 2013; 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, plates 81 and 122; Martin F. Krause, Editor, "The Autobiography of Gustave Baumann" (Portland, Oregon: Pomegranate, 2015), reprod. in color, p. 72 (another example illustrated); Gala Chamberlain, "In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann," Rizzoli Electa, New York, 2019, p. 291 (color, other versions and examples).
Note: Edition II, 106/125. Printed on cream Zanders laid paper in six colors, in an edition of 125. An example of this print may be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College; the Denver Art Museum, the David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the New Mexico Museum of Art; the New York Public Library; the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico; and the Worcester Art Museum. Chamberlain 96, Baumann 52. Sheet size 16 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches.

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