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Date: 1930
Artist: Gustave Baumann
American, born Germany, 1881 - 1971
Dimensions: Image: 13 x 12 3/4 in. (33 x 32.4 cm) Support: 17 1/16 x 14 3/8 in. (43.3 x 36.5 cm) Mat: 28 x 22 in. (71.1 x 55.9 cm)
Medium: color woodcut with aluminum leaf
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds raised by the School of American Research, 1952
Description: A line of women proceed from white-skirted girlhood to black-robed old age. This understated masterpiece reads as an epiphany: our lives flower and pass. Baumann makes this scene monumental by setting it beneath a tree in full blossom. The silver sky envelops this simple, beautiful truth like a halo.
Object Number: 964.23G

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