Thursday, March 20, 2014
Hall of Heroes: Gustave Baumann
A year later, I learned that there was going to be a small display of Baumann's western works at the Chicago Institute of Art. We took the train to Chicago to take in the exhibit, a glass artists' convention, and a lot of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Before settling down in New Mexico, where a museum houses many of his works, Baumann spent a short period of time in Wyoming, NY, a hop skip and a jump down Route 20A here in Western New York. It's fun to match up some of his prints of that time with the landscape in that area.
I have two large books of Baumann's work, and I still reference them when I'm drawing out plans for a print, and I imagine I always will.