Singing Woods

Singing Woods

1928 (printed after 1931)

Gustave Baumann

(American, 1881-1971)

Color woodcut with silver leaf (printed in brownish-purples, green, yellow, orange and black)

Support: Beige laid paper

Sheet: 41.9 x 36.6 cm (16 1/2 x 14 7/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1998.43

Catalogue raisonné: Chamberlain 128.3; Acton, Krause & Yurtseven 101

Impression: 47



Baumann produced extraordinary woodcuts. His remarkable sense of color, exemplary craftsmanship, and sensitive response to the environment make his prints especially beautiful. In 1918 Baumann moved to New Mexico, mesmerized and exhilarated by the region's magnificent natural beauty. To reproduce the effects of the clear, arid atmosphere and intense, crystalline sunlight, he mixed pure, brilliant hues, overprinting them in layers.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email