|Type of Object|
|Collection||Gustave Baumann Print Collection|
|Principal Artist||Baumann, Gustave|
Framed color woodcut with artist's monogram and signature. On front titled "Spring Day" and #1. The print was created in Wyoming, New York in 1917 and when first exhibited in December 1917, it was known as "Spring Day." When it next appeared in an exhibition in June 1918, Baumann changed the title to "Cherry Blossom".
German-born printmaker Gustave Baumann (1881-1971) depicted the colorful landscapes of rural New York State; Brown County, Indiana; and the American Southwest.
This work is part of the GFWC Headquarters exhibit "'Noble and Beautiful Things:' GFWC's Traveling Art Galleries." In 1906, the GFWC Art Committee assembled a traveling art gallery of paintings and etchings loaned by well-known American artists and art collectors. The committee hoped that "a greater knowledge of noble and beautiful things" would result in "higher ideals for mankind." These traveling exhibits continued into the 1920s; the 1922-1924 Art Department program handbook describes "two delightful sets of Wood Block Prints, Helen Hyde's and Gustav (sic) Baumann's," examples of which are retained in the GFWC collections.
|Credit line||© Ann Baumann|