Harden Hollow

Gustave Baumann (American, 1881-1971)

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Baumann arrived in Brown County in 1910 and settled in to devote himself to color woodblock printmaking, which earned him a gold medal at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco five years later.

His small crayon drawing of Harden Hollow, west of Nashville, was scaled up for the cutting of the four wood blocks needed for each of the colors he indicated in the margin of the drawing (black, gray, orange and green sage). The blocks were then printed in sequence to build the complete image.

The Artist; Ann Baumann (daughter), Santa Rosa, California (by descent); given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2008.

Object Information

artist
Gustave Baumann (American, 1881-1971)
creation date
1912
materials
color woodblock print on heavy cream cardstock
dimensions
19-3/4 x 26-7/8 in. (image)
25 x 31-1/2 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
inscribed in pencil, below image, L.L.: Harden Hollow
signed, dated and inscribed in pencil, below image, L.R.: Gustave Baumann -14 Nashville, Ind.
accession number
2008.166
credit line
Gift of Ann Baumann
copyright
© Gustave Baumann
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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