Donald Baechlor

Donald Baechler, born in 1956 in Hartford, Connecticut, is a distinguished American artist celebrated for his unique style and significant contributions to the neo-expressionism movement. After graduating from the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Baechler moved to New York City in 1980. There, he quickly became a pivotal figure in the art scene, alongside luminaries like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Baechler’s artwork is renowned for its symbolic and somewhat naïve visual language, characterized by bold outlines, monochromatic color fields, and collage elements. His creative process involves curating a diverse collection of images, including photos, news clippings, magazines, postcards, advertisements, cards, and toys. This eclectic assortment forms the foundation of his iconic art, which is both simple and profound.

His artistic achievements have earned him a place in several prestigious collections worldwide, including:

  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City
  • The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam
  • The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris
  • The Lenbachhaus in Munich

Since 1995, Galerie Klüser has proudly represented Baechler, showcasing his work and contributing to his enduring legacy in contemporary art. Through his unique vision and unwavering dedication, Donald Baechler continues to inspire and shape the art world.

Baechler Flowers 2021

Baechler WOPs

Baechlors from Glenn Dranoff