Baumann: Grandma Battin's Garden 300-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
• Our luxury puzzles are crafted with attention to every detail
• High-quality 250-GSM matte art paper for superior color, crisp details, and no glare
• Ribbon-cut thick board for snug fit and minimal dust
• Produced using thick recycled paper board
• Exclusive selection of art from museums and artists around the world
Published with New Mexico Museum of Art
Box size: 8.625 x 10.625 x 1.875 in.
Puzzle size: 20 x 20 in.
Gustave BaumannGustave Baumann (American, 1881–1971) drew on the invigorating influences of European and American artists, along with watercolor painters and Native American potters, to produce complex color woodblock prints that reveal a country both delicate and rugged, personal and mythic. Brought from Germany to Chicago as a boy, Baumann supported his family financially while still a teenager, when he worked at an engraver’s and discovered an affinity for printmaking. He took night classes in art and saved enough money to study block printing in Munich. Back in the United States, his travels brought him to New Mexico, where he perfected his signature style and for more than 50 years captured the crystalline light and rich colors of the Southwest with affection and subtlety.
My new obsession is 300-piece puzzles from Pomegranate. Grandma Battin’s Garden is my latest endeavor. It came together fairly quickly, in spite of the challenge of all of the flowers. I shipped the puzzle to my sister and she said she enjoyed putting it together without having to spend weeks on it. She will pass it along to another puzzler, and so on.