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Donald Baechler

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Birthplace
Hartford, Connecticut

Birth year
1956

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York

Current Exhibitions and Events
Aug, 2016 Intuitive Progression
Fisher Landau Center for Art
 
Jun, 2016 Group Exhibition
Sundaram Tagore Gallery - Hong Kong
 
Statement

Donald Baechler is an American artist. He attended the Maryland Institute College of Art from 1974-77, and Cooper Union from 1977-78. Dissatisfied with New York City, he proceeded to the Staatliche Hochschule fuer Bildende Künste Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Donald Baechler's seemingly ingenuous depictions of everyday objects and simple figures succeed in large part by tapping into our nostalgia for childhood, that period of life before the rivening onset of self-consciousness and guilt. His source material draws broadly on classical art history, the New York School, contemporary art, folk art, outsider art, pop culture and childhood

Widely regarded as a painter, Baechler's three-dimensional work has been correlated to the sculptural works of Roy Lichtenstein, Alex Katz and Carroll Dunham. Baechler has long experimented with a variety of forms and materials, always maintaining what has been dubbed his "gee-whiz approach.

 

Recent Exhibits

Donald Baechler participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2016 BOOKS/CATALYSTS: A book arts survey curated by Jon Coffelt
The Foundation Gallery
 
Jun, 2016 Le langage des fleurs et des choses muettes (Ch. Baudelaire)
Albert Baronian
 
May, 2016 Fresh Cuts
Eric Firestone Gallery
 
Nov, 2015 Early Work 1980 to 1984
Cheim & Read
 
Nov, 2015 New Paintings
Sargent's Daughters
 
Nov, 2015 17th Edition of the Editions/Artists’ Books Fair
The Tunnel
 
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