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Gustave Baumann Woodcut "Summer Rain"

Item Details

Gustave Baumann (German-American, 1881-1971)
Summer Rain
Woodcut on laid paper
Signed to lower right margin
Numbered 53/125

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.

  • Item not examined outside of mounting

Condition

- toning and slight wave to sheet; handling wear; abrasions and wear to frame.

Dimensions

19.75" W x 18.5" H x 1.0" D

- measures frame; image measures 11" W x 9.25" H.

Item #

ITMGC17686

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