Donald Baechler’s ingenuous depictions of everyday objects and simplified forms intermingle with worldly motifs and tap into an essential human nostalgia for childhood. The characters of his art—flowers, beach balls, toys, ice cream cones—simultaneously recall Pop Art and folk art. Baechler’s series of flower prints, made by combining inked cotton and linen fibers, depict botanical silhouettes and are both painterly and sculptural.
Baechler studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the Cooper Union in New York. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The National Academy, Chelsea Art Museum, and Cheim & Read, all, New York, NY; Centre Geores Pompidou, Paris; Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Baechler’s work is in the collections of Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Eli Broad Family Foundation; Museum of Contemporary Art, both, Los Angeles, CA; and Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, all, New York, NY.