Donald Baechler


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.


Related Works

  • 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.