The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of June 15, 2024

The Blacksmith Shop

The Blacksmith Shop

1910, printed 1914
(American, born Germany, 1881–1971)
Image: 23 x 33.6 cm (9 1/16 x 13 1/4 in.); Sheet: 26.4 x 35.3 cm (10 3/8 x 13 7/8 in.)
© Ann Baumann Trust
Catalogue raisonné: Chamberlain 23
Location: not on view


The economy of Brown County was based on farming, crafts, and tourism. Baumann’s portrait of the community that befriended him, The Hills O’ Brown, includes the blacksmith who shoed horses and repaired wagon wheels. “While the whole setup had a kind of Middle Age gloom about it, the large bellows blew cheer into it,” the artist wrote. “If you can see a ramshackle structure as something picturesque, this was it.”
  • Gustave Baumann: Colorful Cuts. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 20, 2020-June 27, 2021).
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