A Fuss about Gus: The Colorful Career of Gustave Baumann at Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque
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A Fuss about Gus: The Colorful Career of Gustave Baumann

Sunday March 19, 2017

2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1459
US

Phone: 243-7255
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Tom Leech, director of the press at the Palace of the Governors talks about one of the greatest artist-craftsmen of the 20th century, highlighting the various artistic interests he pursued.

In 1918, woodcut artist Gustave Baumann arrived in New Mexico. Like many other artists of the day he found inspiration in the light, color and cultures of the Southwest. Tom Leech, director of the Press at the Palace of the Governors presents a talk exploring one of the truly great artist-craftsmen of the 20th century, and highlights the various artistic interests he pursued until his death in 1971.

Tom Leech is director of the Press at the Palace of the Governors. He has more than 40 years’ experience in printing, paper-making, and related book-arts. A curator at the New Mexico History Museum since 2001, Tom has organized a number of successful exhibits, including The Saint John’s Bible, Jack Kerouac and the Writers Life, Gustave Baumann and Friends: Artist Cards from Holidays Past, and the current exhibit, Out of the Box: Art of the Cigar. Under Tom’s leadership, the Palace Press received the 2014 Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design, and the 2015 Edgar Lee Hewett Award from the New Mexico Association of Museums.