Historic Woodworker Videos #35: Gustave Baumann Spark of Wooden Puppets

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Blog entry by Hoosierwoodcraft posted 02-24-2017 02:28 AM 1260 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Taking my grandson to his first puppet show inspired me to research the life of Gus Baumann.

This is a tribute video to Gustave Baumann (1881-1971) and his woodblock prints and his pursue of wooden puppets. This German American sought out a peaceful life as a woodworker and embraced local traditions in activities his whole family could enjoy.

This video was done just for the fun of it.

It can be found at

-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom

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#1 posted 02-25-2017 01:48 PM

If I recall correctly, Antiques Roadshow had an episode where someone showed up with either 1 or 2 original Gustave Baumann woodcuts and they did a short bit on who he was.

I have 4 Gustave Baumann prints hanging in our bedroom. I made different frames for them and posted them on LJ. I really like his works.

I wasn’t aware that he also had an interest in wooden puppets.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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