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

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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.

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