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Gustave Baumann: A Retrospective – Color Woodcuts, Oils, Sculpture and Ephemera

The Annex Galleries is opening GUSTAVE BAUMANN: A RETROSPECTIVE, a sales exhibition of the artist's color woodcuts from across the U.S. between 1908 and 1962 - Chicago, Illinois to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The opening is Saturday, September 21, 2019, and it will continue through Saturday, November 2, 2019. We are also featuring a number of Baumann's rare, personal oil paintings and a number of ephemeral works - Christmas cards, publications with prints, etc.

The exhibition will also include a few auxiliary works that are meant for clarification of the processes he used or developed, which are not for sale, including a framed set of progressive proofs, blocks the artist carved to print the works from, tempera drawings which were used to transfer the image to the key block. There will also be a few three-dimensional works that Baumann created using gourds or cacti and his fertile imagination.

The exhibition is being held in conjunction with the publication of gallery director Gala Chamberlain's book "In A Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann, A Catalogue Raisonné", with essays by Nancy E. Green and Thomas Leech, and a foreword by Martin Krause, which will be officially released by Rizzoli Electra on 24 September 2019.

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