Gustave Baumann Woodcut "Processional", 1951
Gustave Baumann (American, 1881-1971)
Woodcut on paper
Signed to the lower right
Numbered 69 out of 75
Includes reprint pamphlet from “El Palacio, Volume 78 No.1” for the Museum of New Mexico, 1972
German born artist Gustave Baumann was a leading printmaker, reviving the color woodcut technique in the United States. After moving to the United States at the age of ten, Baumann studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and later wood carving at Kunstgewerbeschule, Munich. While developing his unique printmaking method, he became a member of the Brown County Art Colony. Later Baumann settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico and joined the Taos Society of Artists. Additional to a skilled printmaker, Baumann produced oil paintings and furniture. He served as an area coordinator for the Public Works of Art Project for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the 1930s. His works can be found in the collections of National Gallery of Art, New Mexico Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more.
- wear to edges of frame; losses of gold paint embellishment to edges of frame; toning to paper; foxing to paper; slight mat burn to paper; dust and accretions present to glass and frame.
- measures frame; visible image measures 13.5" W x 14" H.