Golden Gate Park Arboretum
San Fransisco: Golden Gate Park Arboretum Original Oil Painting by Stefan Baumann
6×8 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Wood
Lower Left – Baumann
San Francisco was my home for 25 years, and as a landscape painter, I liked the challenge of integrating my passion for nature and for urban landscapes. Golden Gate Park is one of my favorite places to paint in San Francisco, and the Arboretum is a stunning example of Victorian architecture in this first class setting. I must admit that I was intimidated by the complex, ornate details of this beautiful building. But, I was also highly motivated to capture this historic structure on canvas because there were rumors of plans to demolish the building because of major damage from a storm. Soon after I finished this painting, the city rallied and requests for funds to “Save the Arboretum” brought in enough money to restore the old Victorian “green house” almost to it’s original condition.
Stefan Baumann’s One Man Show titled: Reverence: “An Artist’s Tribute to Nature” at The Orland Art Center in Orland, CA from September 1 through 27, 2014.
Currently held in the Collection of Kelly Park