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Gustave Baumann (1881–1971)

Old Santa Fe, color woodblock print, number 12 in an edition of 100, 6 3⁄4 x 7 5/8 inches

December 5, 2020

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Born in Magdeburg, Germany, Gustave Baumann immigrated with his family to the United States in 1891, settling in Chicago. Compelled by the vicissitudes of family life to leave school at an early age, Baumann soon applied himself to the art of engraving, which he hoped to pursue as a fine, rather than commercial, art. After nearly three decades in the Midwest, Baumann first visited New Mexico in 1918, and the following year, he relocated permanently to the state by whose landscapes, flora, peoples, and architecture he was so captivated and which would provide the subject matter for the bulk of his works. A preeminent figure in the revival of the woodcut medium in America, Baumann’s colored woodblock prints—much esteemed and sought after by collectors—established him as one of the great artistic interpreters of the American Southwest. Besides New Mexico, he produced picturesque renderings of primarily rural settings as far afield as south-central Indiana, the Northeast, and the California coast.  

Given the fugitive nature of works on paper, we carefully examine the condition of each Gustave Baumann print prior to offering the work for sale. Whenever necessary, works are conserved by the country's leading paper conservator and then reframed here in Santa Fe, with archival materials in reproduction Baumann style frames.

 

  

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Gustave Baumann (1881–1971) Old Santa Fe, color woodblock print, number 12 in an edition of 100, 6 3⁄4 x 7 5/8 inches. SOLD.

Gustave Baumann (1881–1971) Old Santa Fe, color woodblock print, number 12 in an edition of 100, 6 3⁄4 x 7 5/8 inches. SOLD.

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Marigolds, d. 1920, color woodblock print, 21 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches, TOG5553

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Strangers in Hopi Land, color woodblock print, second state, number 2 from an edition of 125, 11 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches, TOG6229

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Corn Dance - Santa Clara, color woodblock print, number 21 in an edition of 100, 6 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, TOG6518

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Arroyo Chamisa, color woodblock print, number 41 in an edition of 120, 10 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches, TOG6521

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Rain in the Mountains, color woodblock print, number 25 in an edition of 100, 10 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches, TOG6485

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Aspen, color woodblock print, number 54 in and editon of 100, 10 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches, TOG6663

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Road of Morning, color woodblock print, number 81 in an edition of 100, 11 1/2 x 10 inches, OC284-2

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San Domingo Pueblo, color woodblock print, number 47 from an edition of 125, 8 1/2 x 6 7/8 inches, NP839-1

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Hopi Katzinas, color woodblock print, third state, number 52 in an edition of 120, 13 1/4 x 13 5/8 inches, NP548-4

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Marigolds, c. 1915, color woodblock print, 11 x 9 7/8 inches (octagonal), TOG6636

Rio Pecos, color woodblock print, second state, number 32 in and edition of 125, 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, TOG6554

Gustave Baumann

Early Spring, color woodblock print, number 29 in an edition of 125, 10 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches, TOG6719

Ranchos de Taos, color woodblock print, number 30 in an edition of 120, 10 1/4 x 11 1/8 inches, TOG6524

Taos Patio, color woodblock print, number 37 in an edition of 125, 6 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches, NP730-50

Pecos Valley, color woodblock print, second state, number 56 in an edition of 125, 10 1/4 x 11 3/8 inches, TOG6625

Marigolds, d. 1920, color woodblock print, 21 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches, TOG5553

Strangers in Hopi Land, color woodblock print, second state, number 2 from an edition of 125, 11 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches, TOG6229

Corn Dance - Santa Clara, color woodblock print, number 21 in an edition of 100, 6 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, TOG6518

Arroyo Chamisa, color woodblock print, number 41 in an edition of 120, 10 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches, TOG6521

Rain in the Mountains, color woodblock print, number 25 in an edition of 100, 10 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches, TOG6485

Aspen, color woodblock print, number 54 in and editon of 100, 10 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches, TOG6663

Road of Morning, color woodblock print, number 81 in an edition of 100, 11 1/2 x 10 inches, OC284-2

San Domingo Pueblo, color woodblock print, number 47 from an edition of 125, 8 1/2 x 6 7/8 inches, NP839-1

Hopi Katzinas, color woodblock print, third state, number 52 in an edition of 120, 13 1/4 x 13 5/8 inches, NP548-4

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