Apr 25, 2006

San Geronimo Taos

San Geronimo Taos

1924, printed 1932

Gustave Baumann

(American, born Germany, 1881–1971)

Color woodcut

Support: Zanders laid paper

Image: 18.2 x 15.2 cm (7 3/16 x 6 in.); Sheet: 43.1 x 34.1 cm (16 15/16 x 13 7/16 in.)

Gift of Ann Baumann 2005.437

Catalogue raisonné: Chamberlain 96



A perfectionist, Baumann experimented and would sometimes change colors or the woodblocks for a print. In 1932 he recut the blocks for San Geronimo Taos. A new block, which was printed in red, adds details and patterns to blankets and the clothing of Native Americans in the foreground. Compare this impression with the one printed in 1924, when the original blocks were cut, where the blankets and clothing are areas of solid color. Other changes in the later example include the addition of horizontal white lines to distinguish the ladders and the stories, or vigas, of the pueblo.

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

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