Redwood

Redwood

1934, printed 1935

Gustave Baumann

(American, born Germany, 1881-1971)

Color woodcut

Support: Zanders laid paper

Image: 33 x 32.8 cm (13 x 12 15/16 in.); Sheet: 37.5 x 35.6 cm (14 3/4 x 14 in.)

Gift of Ann Baumann 2005.433

Catalogue raisonné: Chamberlain 144

Description

Jane and Gustave Baumann were visiting San Francisco in July 1934 when they explored Muir Woods National Monument just north of the city in Marin County. Observing a grove of old-growth redwoods resulted in this woodcut that celebrates the natural beauty of these graceful trees. The close-up view includes only the lowest section of the tree trunks, since redwoods are the tallest and largest trees in the world. A sapling in the foreground provides green foliage, scale, and a reminder that the forest is bursting with new life.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Woodcut
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Color woodcut
Credit line: 
Gift of Ann Baumann

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