As a very young man, Gustave Baumann (1881–1971) supported his family by working for a commercial engraving house. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago at night, and eventually saved enough money to study in Munich at a time when some of the world’s finest, most innovative blockprinting was being done there.
Gustave Baumann would remain faithful to the graphically straightforward, emotionally direct tradition of the Munich engravers all his life. In rural Indiana, New York, New England, and the Southwest (where he lived for fifty years), he produced work that captured the spirit of his surroundings with respect and deep affection.
Contains five each of the following notecards, with a blank interior:
My Garden, 1924
A Quiet Corner, 1936
Grandma Battin’s Garden, 1927
Summer Shadows, 1917