Gustave Baumann Woodcut Print
circa 1910s
1 os. folder

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Processed by: Elizabeth M. Wilkinson, December 2006

Biographical Note:

Gustave Baumann was born in Germany in 1881. He moved with his family to the United States in 1891. He spent some time studying the Art Institute of Chicago. He spent six years in Brown County, Indiana in an artist’s colony before moving to New Mexico in 1918. In the 1920s he briefly returned to Munich, Germany to study art and was influenced by Jugendstil, but later returned to live permanently in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He passed away in August 1971 in Santa Fe.

Baumann began to print from separate color blocks in 1909 using the European style press. He made his own inks and used linen papers made in Germany. He produced artwork for advertising and commercial illustration as well as fine art prints. He was considered an important innovator in color woodblock printing.

“Baumann Color Print.” Smithsonian Institute.<> .
Eggers, George William. “Gustave Baumann and his Woodcut, Cordorva Plaza.” News of Fine Prints. December 1943.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains a single color wood block print by Gustave Baumann. The print in numbered 40 of 100 and is signed by the artist.

Item Listing:

1 Folder

circa 1910s “Summer Breeze” no. 40 of 100

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 oversize folder (1 print)

Collection Dates:

circa 1910s



Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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See also Ip 927 B347 no. 1, News of Fine Prints
[Cage] 970.6 B347f, Frijoles Canyon Photographs
 If* 761 B347i, In the Hill O’ Brown 

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