(American, born Germany, 1881–1971)
Support: Bergisch Gladbach laid paper
Image: 24.6 x 28.2 cm (9 11/16 x 11 1/8 in.); Sheet: 35.3 x 43.9 cm (13 7/8 x 17 5/16 in.)
Gift of Ann Baumann 2005.438
© Ann Baumann Trust
Catalogue raisonné: Chamberlain 79
Sandia, the Spanish word for watermelon, is the name of a small mountain range east of Albuquerque. Local lore explains the name given by early Spanish settlers; one part of the range is rounded like a watermelon and the rose-colored glow at sunset recalls the flesh of the fruit. By the early 1920s Baumann exhibited widely, enjoyed gallery representation across the country, and was a very well-known American artist.
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