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Morning in Mexico

Gustave Baumann

About The Morning in Mexico

Palette for this impression is overall greenish versus the purplish orintation of Morning in Mexico in the book on Baumann Nearer to Art.

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Palette for this impression is overall greenish versus the purplish orintation of Morning in Mexico in the book on Baumann Nearer to Art.

About the Artist (1881-1971)" Born in Madgeburg, Germany, Gustave Baumann is best known for prints made from his detailed hand-carved wood blocks.

His family emigrated to the United States when he was a child, and he grew up in Chicago.  He returned to Germany to study in Munich at the Kunstgewerbe Schule and then took further training at the Art Institute of Chicago.  He spent time in Indiana, and is much associated with the artists who gravitated to Brown County.  In that state, Bauman made woodblocks illustrating work by Indiana authors.

Baumann and several other artists decided to see first hand the reportedly light, clear air of New Mexico that they had been hearing about from other Chicago artists, and in 1918, he settled in Santa Fe where, for over fifty years, he participated in the art community. 

He created colored wood blocks from which he made prints, and also became a carver of saints and marionettes, working the the Marionnette Theater, and carving his 'little people'.  He also did numerous paintings in bright colors.

His woodcut subjects are church figures, scenes of sacred Indian pictographs, and landscapes including the Grand Canyon. 

During the 1930s, he was WPA co-ordinator for Santa Fe. " borrowed from AskArt.com
Medium Color woodcut print
Edition II 14/ 125
Catalogue raisonne #75 page 99 Gustave Baumann Nearer to Art
Image size 12 1/4" height X 13 1/4" width
Paper size 14 1/4" height X 15 3/4" width
Signed "Gustave Baumann" in graphite at viewer's lower right margin together with hand in heart stamp
Date of creation 1917
Condition Good to fair, light staining on front, tide lines on verso and between artist's first and last name on front. There is a diagonal mark 2 3/4" resulting from improper printing.
Description Inscribed "To David and Helen 1955" Last two numerals a little unclear
Provenance G Ki