In Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann: A Catalogue Raisonne
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Endowed with a deft hand and an eye for luminous color, Baumann (1881-1971) transformed American woodblock printing over his seventy-year career. This complete record of the artist s printed works, three decades in the making, includes early etchings and linocuts, 182 editioned color woodcuts, and hundreds of printed ephemera. More than 1,00 precise reproductions, many published for the first time, are illuminated by essays tracing Baumann s biography, techniques, and artistic practices. An expressive carver, Baumann handled the entire printing process himself, making him a key figure in the American Arts and Crafts movement. German-born, Baumann settled in Santa Fe and became a central figure in the artistic community. His brilliantly colored landscapes of the Southwest and California coastline, celebrated in his day, are highly sought after by collectors today. This monumental publication allows for an unprecedented appreciation of one of the finest color-woodblock artists of the twentieth century.
|Dimensions||241 × 292 mm|
Gala Chamberlain is the Trustee of the Ann Baumann Trust and director of the Annex Galleries, Santa Rosa, CA, which has been the agent of record for works from Gustave Baumann s estate since 1973. Chamberlain has developed an encyclopedic knowledge of the life and works of Gustave Baumann and for more than 40 years she has maintained records of Baumann s work in public and private collections, and on the art market. Chamberlain has transcribed Baumann s papers (e.g. unpublished manuscripts, his ruminations on art and culture, his talks on arts, and his letters to others and many important letters to him). Nancy E. Green is the Gale and Ira Drukier Curator of European and American Art, Prints, and Drawings, 1800-1945 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. She is a widely published author on the American Arts and Crafts movement that is epitomized by Gustave Baumann. Thomas Leech is director of the press at the Palace of the Governors and a curator at the New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, where he is not only the custodian of the contents of Baumann s studio but also the keeper and master of the working vintage presses in the museum s collection, which includes Baumann s own.