Gustave Baumann (1881–1971) was the most devoted American color woodblock printmaker of the 20th century. By combining the craftsmanship of a woodcarver and the sensitivity of a painter, he created an unparalleled body of color woodblock prints over the course of his 65-year career.
Aside from printmaking and painting, Baumann also made furniture, fabricated toys and marionettes, designed interiors, illustrated books, and sculpted. To each of these endeavors, as attested by his personal mark, this uncommonly industrious and original artist gave both his hand and his heart.
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