Apr 25, 2006

Point Lobos

Point Lobos

1936, printed 1949

Gustave Baumann

(American, born Germany, 1881–1971)

Color woodcut

Support: Zerkaff butten wove paper

Image: 20.6 x 20.9 cm (8 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.); Sheet: 38.4 x 34.3 cm (15 1/8 x 13 1/2 in.)

Gift of Ann Baumann 2005.431

Catalogue raisonné: Chamberlain 148



Baumann first visited Point Lobos State Preserve at the tip of California’s Monterey Peninsula in 1934. The coast was still undeveloped in many areas, so there was easy access and unhindered vistas. This spectacular rocky, irregular coastline is dotted with cypresses. These bristly, craggy trees, with wind-twisted trunks, grow tenaciously from rocky cliffs, surviving in a difficult environment.

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

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