Donald Baechler (b. 1956) is a celebrated and internationally recognized contemporary artist. His work is usually rendered in a style that combines innocence and sophistication. Baechler received his formal arts education at the College of Art, Maryland Institute in Baltimore, MD, from 1974 to 1977, and later at Cooper Union, New York, NY.
Baechler became a major luminary of the Neo-Expressionist movement, alongside artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat. Baechler’s method involves the use of vivid, exuberant colors to create energetic images. He greatly contributed to the movement by incorporating Pop imagery, symbols, and commercial icons into his works.
Today, his works are held in the collections of the Goetz Collection in Munich, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others.
- In Untitled (Mozart), Baechler composes as though he's building a collage. Arturo Herrera takes it one step further in his mixed-media collage Johannes, which incorporates numerous printmaking techniques. The works have a similar aesthetic, down to a central scarlet element. View his work.