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Gustave Baumann (1881 - 1971)

"Spring, New Mexico"
SOLD"Spring, New Mexico"color woodblock print, 10 1/8 x 11 3/4"
"Ranchos de Taos"
SOLD"Ranchos de Taos" Color woodcut on paper, 9 1/4" × 11"1930
"Church, Ranchos de Taos", 1919
SOLD"Church, Ranchos de Taos", 1919 Color Woodcut, 9" x 11"
"Taos Patio"
SOLD"Taos Patio"
"Strangers from Hopi Land"
SOLD"Strangers from Hopi Land" color woodblock print, 11" x 9 ¾"
"San Geronimo-Taos"
SOLD"San Geronimo-Taos"woodblock, 8 1/2" x 6 3/4"
"Hopi Katzinas"
SOLD"Hopi Katzinas"woodblock, 12 1/4" x 13 1/4"
"Hopi Katzinas" Framed
SOLD"Hopi Katzinas" Framedwoodblock, 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

by Robert Parsons

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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 reproductions, because no reproduction 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

Richmond Art Museum

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”

"Superstition Mountain”



“Song of the Sea”

“Song of the Sea”

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