My Garden by Gustave Baumann

My Garden by Gustave Baumann

My Garden

Gustave Baumann

Title

My Garden

 
Artist
Year
1924  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
6 x 7 3/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
no 24 of 100 
Annotations
titled in pencil, lower left 
Reference
Baumann 45 
Paper
cream laid Zanders Bergisch Gladbach 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
AB4207 
Price
$16,000.00 
Description

Gustave Baumann loved flowers but had little time to tend his gardens despite Voltaire's exemplar, 'Il faut cultiver notre jardin', (We Must Cultivate our Garden) which hung above his press in Brown County, Indiana. In the summer, a garden of hollyhocks and marigolds was contained within a picket fence at his Canyon Road studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Baumann created numerous sketches and tempera studies of flower heads and formal bouquets. The titles of his color woodcuts which have floral imagery include 'My Garden,' 'Tulips,' 'Marigolds,' 'Sunny Messengers,' and 'Zinnias'.