Donald Baechler (b. 1956-2022, Connecticut) is a celebrated and internationally recognized contemporary artist. Baechler became a major luminary of the Neo-Expressionist movement, alongside artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat. Baechler’s method involved the use of vivid, exuberant colors to create energetic images that combine innocence and sophistication. He greatly contributed to the movement by incorporating Pop imagery, symbols and commercial icons into his works.
Baechler received his formal arts education at the Maryland Institute College of Art for a BFA and Cooper Union for an MFA. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Guggenheim Museum (New York), Goetz Collection (Munich), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris) and 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.
Writing on the Wall27 Sep - 16 Nov 2019Zane Bennett Gallery gathers the text-based work of eight American masters of art on paper: Donald Baechler, Mel Bochner, David X Levine, Robert Motherwell, Bruce Nauman, David Rathman, Robert Rauschenberg and Ed Ruscha. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 27, 5 - 7pm.