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Gustave Baumann (1881 - 1971)

"Spring, New Mexico"

"Spring, New Mexico"
color woodblock print, 10 1/8 x 11 3/4"

"Ranchos de Taos"

"Ranchos de Taos" 
Color woodcut on paper, 9 1/4" × 11"

"Church, Ranchos de Taos", 1919

"Church, Ranchos de Taos", 1919 
Color Woodcut, 9" x 11"

"Taos Patio"

"Taos Patio" 

"Strangers from Hopi Land"

"Strangers from Hopi Land" 
color woodblock print, 11" x 9 ¾"

"San Geronimo-Taos"

"San Geronimo-Taos" 
woodblock, 8 1/2" x 6 3/4"

"Hopi Katzinas"

"Hopi Katzinas"
woodblock, 12 1/4" x 13 1/4"

"Hopi Katzinas" Framed

"Hopi Katzinas" Framed
woodblock, 12 1/4" x 13 1/4"

Gustave Baumann (1881 - 1971)

Nicolai Fechin Art for sale.  Charcoals, Drawings, Paintings at Parsons in Taos

written by +Robert Parsons

and Ashley Rolshoven

Baumann said, “I had investigated the mountain and desert and all the fascinating corners of Taos,
but learned too late that a palette and theories regarding color east of the Mississippi
should all be tossed in the river as you cross the bridge."

Gustave Baumann
Gustave Baumann

He was known for his wood cuts and paintings

Baumann in studio
Baumann in studio

Baumann saw Art as "a kind of tyrant. It pushes you around.  It came to me dressed up in wanderlust." 
After invitation from Walter Ufer to visit Taos, Baumann settled in Santa Fe after a few months,
where he found himself at home, staying for 50 years until his death in 1971.
Baumann’s art also portrayed Church figures.
He said, "If a man had to harp on one string, he'd go flat."

 Gustave Baumann
Gustave Baumann

Gustave Baumann was born on June 27, 1881 in Magdeburg, Germany
and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1891.
They settled in Chicago and Baumann began taking classes at the Art Institute of Chicago.
His first solo exhibition was held in 1913 at the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis.
Baumann was invited by his friend Walter Ufer to visit Taos, New Mexico.
In 1918, he moved to Santa Fe and for over fifty years, he participated in the art community.
In 1926, he built the first effigy of Zozobra to celebrate Santa Fe's annual Fiesta.
In the 1930s, he was the WPA co-ordinator for Santa Fe.
He became an associate of the Taos Society of Artists
and was also a founder of both the Society of New Mexico Painters and the Santa Fe Art Club.
He died in Santa Fe on Oct. 8, 1971.

Gustave Baumann Signature and Seal:

Baumann developed his own special seal and signature: An open palm on a heart.
He said, “What you put your hand to, put your heart behind.”
Authentic signatures are only a part of certifying Traditional Fine Art.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Baumann signature and seal

Gustave Baumann (1881 - 1971) Highest Auction Prices

"Spring in Santa Fe" Sales Price $18,000

"Spring in Santa Fe"

"Spring Blossoms"   Price:     $9,780

"Spring Blossoms"

Gustave Baumann Exhibitions:

Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915  (gold medal)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1926 (prize)

Fine Art prices have risen steadily. Please contact the Gallery for the latest prices and current inventory. 

Parsons does not offer Gustave Baumann prints, because no print can compare to the real paintings.

Parsons invites you to visit the Galleries to see the unmatched beauty of the real art.


Gustave Baumann Museum Collections:

Anschutz Collection
Aaron Payne Fine Art
Art Institute of Chicago
Boston Museum
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Brown County Art Gallery & Museum
Corcoran Gallery and/or Art School, Washington DC
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
David Dee Fine Arts
Denver Art Museum
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians-Western Art
El Paso Museum of Art
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Jonson Gallery of University of New Mexico
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Mobile Museum of Art
New Mexico Museum of Art
Oakland Museum of California
Saks Galleries (Colorado)
San Diego Museum of Art
Sangre De Cristo Arts Center
Sheldon Museum of Art
Smithsonian Institution/Museums
St. Louis Mercantile Library At The University Of Missouri - St. Louis
Stark Museum of Art
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
The Grace Museum
The John H. Vanderpoel Art Association
The Philbrook Museum of Art
Two Red Roses Foundation
Vandeveer Spratlen Collection
William A. Karges Fine Art

Gustave Baumann Exhibitions:

Hoosier Art Salon
Panama Pacific Exhibition of 1915
Paris Salons
Provincetown Art Association

A printmaker and painter, Baumann is perhaps best known for his intricate colored woodcut compositions.

Baumann art works include

“In the Hills O’ Brown”

“In the Hills O’ Brown”

“Sanctuariao — Chimayo”

“Sanctuariao — Chimayo”

“Night at the Fiesta”

"Superstition Mountain”


“Song of the Sea” 

Nicolai Fechin

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Baumann saw art as "a kind of tyrant. It pushes you around.
It came to me dressed up in wanderlust."