Gustave Baumann

(1881 - 1971)

A master of the color woodcut, Gustave Baumann was born in Magdeburg, Germany, but moved with his family to Chicago at the age of 10. After study at the Art Institute of Chicago and work as a commercial artist, he returned to Germany in 1905 for a year’s study in Munich. There he focused on the German technique of the woodblock print. Baumann returned to work in Chicago, later joining artist colonies in Brown County, Indiana, and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Upon winning the Gold Medal for printmaking at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, Baumann was asked to organize the first exhibition of American woodcut prints for the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1918, Baumann visited his artist friends in Taos and planned a quick visit to Santa Fe where an exhibition of his prints was being held at the newly-opened New Mexico Museum of Art. As a result of this visit, he decided to move permanently to Santa Fe.

Gustave Baumann lived and worked in Santa Fe for the remainder of his long and productive career. He was fascinated by New Mexico’s Native American traditions and incorporated many scenes based on this interest in his prints. Today his colored woodblock prints are highly prized among collectors.

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Processional

Processional

Gustave Baumann

Church Ranchos de Taos

Church Ranchos de Taos

Gustave Baumann

Winter Corral

Winter Corral

Gustave Baumann


Arroyo Chamisa

Arroyo Chamisa

Gustave Baumann

Point Lobos

Point Lobos

Gustave Baumann

La Loma Taos

La Loma Taos

Gustave Baumann


Autumnal Glory

Autumnal Glory

Gustave Baumann

Pecos Valley

Pecos Valley

Gustave Baumann

Talaya Peak

Talaya Peak

Gustave Baumann


Ranchos de Taos

Ranchos de Taos

Gustave Baumann

Eagle Dance Ceremony

Eagle Dance Ceremony

Gustave Baumann


Woodland Meadows

Woodland Meadows

Gustave Baumann

Taos Placita

Taos Placita

Gustave Baumann

Hillside Woods

Hillside Woods

Gustave Baumann