Gustave Baumann - Color woodcuts, Oils, Sculptures & Ephemera - Introduction

 The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann: September 21 - December 31, 2019

In 2019 the Annex Galleries held a retrospective exhibition of works by Gustave Baumann (1881-1971) in conjunction with the release of the 648 page catalogue raisonné of Baumann's color wooduts, authored by Gala Chamberlain with essays by Nancy E. Green and Thomas Leech, with a foreword by Martin Krause. The raisonné was published, after nearly 35 years of research by Chamberlain, by Rizzoli/Electra.

Included in the show were many of his editioned color woodcuts, oil paintings, sculpture and ephemera. For our ongoing online exhibition we continue to promote the works still available in the gallery. We hope you will enjoy the incredible works by this multi-faceted and extraordinarily talented artist. Click on the "View" link below to see the show!

The Annex Galleries has been overjoyed to witness the success of gallery director Gala Chamberlain's catalogue. As noted in Rizzoli's promotion blurb: "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 1,000 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."