Gustave Baumann


Gustave Baumann


Nationality: German/American

Birth Place: Magdeburg (Magdeburg district, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)

A native of Germany and classically trained as an artist and printmaker in both Germany and at the Art Institute of Chicago, Gustave Baumann combined old world craftsmanship in the creation of wood block prints with a modern sensibility and talent for portraying the native people and landscape of the American Southwest. Baumann first visited Northern New Mexico after hearing about the area from his friends Victor Higgins and Walter Ufer, two artists with Chicago ties who had already been spending a portion of each year in Taos. He spent several weeks sketching in Taos in the summer of 1918 only to reject most of the work he had done there. He felt that his use of a rather somber palette, appropriate for his Midwestern work, was simply not conducive to interpreting the light and vibrancy of the colors of New Mexico. He settled in Santa Fe later that year to develop a new approach to his art and remained there for the next fifty years. During that time, he produced many wood block prints of the surrounding landscape and became a master at the printmaking craft. Most of his editions numbered fewer than 125 prints, but most editions were completed over several years.


Gustave Baumann Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Gustave Baumann (German/American, 1881-1971) Three Pines Woodcut in colors 10-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches (27.3 x 24.1 cm) (im
Gustave Baumann (German/American, 1881-1971)Three PinesWoodcut in colors10-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches (27.3 x 24.1 cm) (im...
Lot 69055
Auction 5330
Friday, November 3, 2017
Gustave Baumann (German/American, 1881-1971) Spring Blossoms, 1950 Woodcut in colors with aluminum leaf on Zanders lai...
Gustave Baumann (German/American, 1881-1971)Spring Blossoms, 1950Woodcut in colors with aluminum leaf on Zanders lai...
Lot 68002
Auction 5286
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
GUSTAVE BAUMANN (German/American, 1881-1971) Tares, 1952 Woodblock in colors 12-3/4 x 12-1/2 inches (32.4 x 31.8 cm)
GUSTAVE BAUMANN (German/American, 1881-1971)Tares, 1952Woodblock in colors12-3/4 x 12-1/2 inches (32.4 x 31.8 cm) ...
Lot 68012
Auction 5211
Saturday, May 2, 2015
GUSTAVE BAUMANN (American, 1881-1971) Winter Corral, 1954 Color woodcut on paper 17 x 14-1/4 inches (43.2 x 36.2 cm)
GUSTAVE BAUMANN (American, 1881-1971)Winter Corral, 1954Color woodcut on paper17 x 14-1/4 inches (43.2 x 36.2 cm) ...
Lot 70227
Auction 5174
Saturday, May 10, 2014
GUSTAVE BAUMANN (German/American, 1881-1971) Pines - Grand Cañon, 1920 Color woodcut on Zanders Bergisch Gladbach...
GUSTAVE BAUMANN (German/American, 1881-1971)Pines - Grand Cañon, 1920Color woodcut on Zanders Bergisch Gladbach pape...
Lot 70001
Auction 5085
Saturday, November 5, 2011

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