Lifelong Learning Class: Gustave Baumann: Brown County's Other Famous Artist

9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Friday, February 5, 2016

Although T.C. Steele is often the first name that comes to mind in conjunction with the Brown County Art Colony, the printmaker Gustave Baumann (1881-1971) may be the best-known artist associated with this group on the national and even international level. German-born, Chicago-bred, and Munich-trained, in 1909 Baumann began to split his time between the Windy City and Nashville, Indiana, where he became close friends with Steele and other members of the art colony. In 1918 he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. This class begins with a talk by Nan Brewer, the IU Art Museum's Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, on color woodcuts by Baumann in the museum's collection, followed by a bus trip to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to see the major retrospective Gustave Baumann, German Craftsman--American Artist. The exhibition's curator Martin Krause will lead the group on a private tour. To register, visit or call 812-855-9335. 

Image: Gustave Baumann (American, born Germany, 1881-1971). April, 1930. Color woodcut with aluminum leaf on paper. Former Fine Arts Collection, IU Art Museum 96.1