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October Night

October Night


Gustave Baumann

(American, born Germany, 1881–1971)

Color woodcut

Support: Bergisch Gladbach laid paper

Image: 24.2 x 28.7 cm (9 1/2 x 11 5/16 in.); Sheet: 34.3 x 41.7 cm (13 1/2 x 16 7/16 in.)

Gift of Ann Baumann 2005.428

Catalogue raisonné: Chamberlain 68.2



In 1919, living in Santa Fe, Baumann returned briefly to the temperas he had painted in Brown County, Indiana, to create October Night and Salt Creek (2005.436). The artist’s musings describe October Night, his only nocturnal view: “Just before leaving last fall an unusually fine moonlight night tempted me for a long tramp in search of new material—the path lay over the highest hills and down through little hollows with lonely cabins and lacey sycamores all bathed in shimmery light.”

See also
PR - Woodcut
Type of artwork: 
Color woodcut
Credit line: 
Gift of Ann Baumann

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