Gustave Baumann's Southwest
Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with jacket
80 pages with 65 full-color illustrations
Written by Joseph Traugott
Size: 9 x 8 in.
Gustave Baumann (1881–1971) moved to the arts community of Santa Fe in 1918. The influences of other artists, along with Native American potters, inspired Baumann to produce woodblock prints depicting the southwestern landscape, its peoples, and their rituals. As his images grew more complex, he devised innovative printing techniques, with warm, blended hues. He captured the spirit of his surroundings in a body of work that continues to be venerated for its personal imagery, singular style, and exacting technique. This book reproduces more than 50 of the artist’s prints and gouaches.