Ed Baynard, American (1940 - 2016)

Ed Baynard

Born in Washington DC, 1940

The work of Ed Baynard is at once contemporary and classical. Apart from the Western inclination to treat flat surfaces in such a way as to create a false sense of dimensional space, Baynard manages to retain a simplicity of form inspired by a love of Japanese Woodblock prints. Born in Washington, D.C. in 1940, and currently living and working in New York City, Ed Baynard has become legendary through his elegant watercolors and unique printing techniques. His new works reflect the same poetry of his earlier paintings, retaining his stylized compositions and their Oriental calm, along with a new sense of rhythm and movement. Baynard uses familiar themes such as flowers, plants, pots, and vases, incorporating them into his delicate watercolor still lifes, thus creating stunning visual feasts.
The gallery also has in its collection a selection of Baynard’s highly coveted color woodblock prints from the 1980's. Using classical techniques he has created a series of woodcuts that boldly decorate the flat surface, designing his imagery without the use of modeling or shading. Each piece is individually crafted with attention paid to the slightest detail. The wood for the bl ocks is carefully selected using the direction of the natural wood grain as well as the juxtaposition of flat and blended colors. The result: an honest body of work - still lifes that exist beautifully within their own meditative space.

Exhibitions

2002 Austerer Crider Gallery, Palm Springs, CA (SOLO)
2001 Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, CA (SOLO)
2000 Tyler Graphics; End of an Era, A.P Giannini Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 Wright Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Wright Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 Allegories of Spring; Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, CA (SOLO)
1999 New Paintings; Wright Gallery, New York City (SOLO)
1998 Gallery One, Toronto, Canada (SOLO)
1997 New Watercolors, Eleonore Austerer Gallery San Francisco, CA (SOLO)
1997 American Still Life 1915-1995, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, NY
1996/97 Eleonore Austerer Gallery San Francisco, CA (SOLO)
1995 Inaugural Exhibition, Morris-Healy Gallery New York, NY
1995 Still Life: Watercolors, Tyler Graphics Mt. Kisco, NY (SOLO)
1992 Judith Goldberg Gallery New York, NY (SOLO)
1990 New Watercolors, Associated American Artists New York, NY (SOLO)
1984 The Garden, Baltimore Art Museum Baltimore, MD
1983 American Still Life 1945-1983, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, TX
1980 John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco, CA (SOLO)
1978 Seven Contemporary Artists, Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland, OH
1978 For Collectors, Worcester Art Museum Worcester, MA
1977 Marion Goodman Gallery New York, NY (SOLO)
1973 American Drawing 1963-1973, The Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1972 Landscape, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY


Literature

1998/03 Sarah Schmerler, Ed Baynard, ARTNews
1989/09/28 Steven Koplan, Sculpture That is Not Silent, Woodstock Times
1984/07/16 Kay Larson, The Real Things, New York Magazine
1983/11 Gerrit Henry, Ed Baynard at Pam Alder Gallery, ARTS Magazine
1982/11 Susan Putterman, Ed Baynard, ARTS Magazine
1980 Ken Tyler, Ed Baynard: Woodblock Prints and Watercolored Lithographs
1977/01 Kenneth Wahl, Ed Baynard, ARTS Magazine

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