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Donald Baechler

 

Donald Baechler

Donald Baechler, an American artist, was born in 1956 in Hartford, 
CT. He attends art schools in New York and in Frankfurt, Germany. Back in the USA he quickly became part of the young, up-and-coming East Village art scene. Baechler collects and files newspaper clippings, pages from catalogues, his own photographs, postcards, scraps of fabric, souvenirs from trips and keepsakes from his childhood that become the background of his paintings. Flowers, ice-cream cones, soccer balls, skulls and old maps are his favorite subjects, who reinterprets them creating an almost infantile imagery. Since the nineties Baechler has also been creating sculptures, that are a continuation of his paintings. In 1994 Baechler was elected to the Board of Governors of the Skowhegan School, and over the years he has taught and lectured at Universities and Art Schools worldwide. Donald has exhibited his work in important galleries around the world: from Sperone Westwater to Tony Shafrazi, from Lucio Amelio to Pat Hearn .. Moreover his work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and The Centre George Pompidou, Musée National d’Art



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