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Gustave Baumann, Summer Breeze woodcut print

 Collection — Folder: A005
Identifier: A005

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a single color wood block print of a house backed by trees created by Gustave Baumann in 1935. The print is numbered 40 out of 100 and is signed by the artist. It includes Baumann's artists seal of an opened palm of a hand on top of a heart.


  • 1935


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Gustave Baumann was an American printmaker and painter, and a leader of the color woodcut revival in the United States. He was born on June 27, 1881 in Magdeburg, Germany. His family immigrated to the United States in 1891. At age 17, Baumann worked at an engraving house by day while attending the Art Institute of Chicago by night. In 1904, he returned to Germany to attend the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich where he studied wood carving and learned the techniques of wood block prints. He returned to the United States and was producing his iconic color woodcuts as early as 1908, earning a living as a graphic artist. Baumann began to print from separate color blocks in 1909 using the European style press. He made his own inks and used linen papers made in Germany. He produced artwork for advertising and commercial illustration, as well as fine art prints. Baumann spent a good deal of time in Brown County, Indiana, where he refined his printmaking technique, and was a member of the Brown County Art Colony. He moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1918. Baumann married Jane Devereaux Henderson on June 25, 1925 and they had a daughter, Ann, in 1927. He and his family remained in Santa Fe for more than fifty years until his death there on October 8, 1971.


Wikipedia. "Gustave Baumann." Accessed December 15, 2021.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 medium oversize box)

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This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in December 2006 by Elizabeth Wilkinson. Finding aid revised by Edythe Huffman on 2015/11/13. EAD finding aid created by Bethany Fiechter on 2017/02/02. EAD finding aid revised 2021/12/15 by Brittany Kropf.
Gustave Baumann, Summer Breeze woodcut print
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Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.