The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of July 12, 2024

Talaya Peak

Talaya Peak

1926, printed 1947
(American, born Germany, 1881–1971)
Image: 24.1 x 28.4 cm (9 1/2 x 11 3/16 in.); Sheet: 34.2 x 43.5 cm (13 7/16 x 17 1/8 in.)
© Ann Baumann Trust
Catalogue raisonné: Chamberlain 111
Location: not on view


Atalaya Mountain, a favorite destination for hikers and mountain bikers, is situated east of Santa Fe. Considering the mountain’s height of 9,121 feet, the name Atalaya, the Spanish word for watchtower, is appropriate. The source material for the scene includes a tempera study as well as two photographs. Baumann synthesized the photos, compressing the scene, and used artistic license to make the receding distant mountains appear to loom above the adobe houses.
  • Gustave Baumann: Colorful Cuts. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 20, 2020-June 27, 2021).
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