Saturday, January 30, 2010

gustave baumann

I was already rather in love with the woodblock prints of Gustave Baumann. Then I took a printmaking class and realized just how time consuming and exacting multi-colored block printing can be. He spent years on some of his prints.

He lived much of his adult life in Santa Fe, NM, and his prints from the southwest make me homesick. He captures the light and spaciousness just right.

Here are some examples of his work:

The book Gustave Baumann: Nearer to Art showcases nearly all of his work, including his era in Indiana:

He also carved marionettes for family and community puppet shows:

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