Donald Baechler

- Selected Works
- Biography

Donald Baechler, born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1956, studied art in Baltimore and New York, and practicised if for a long period in Germany, in Frankfurt. He is one of the main characters of the international scene of the past quarter century and he has shown – to quote the most significant moments – at Cheim & Read in New York, Thaddaeus Ropac of Salzburg and many other prestigious galleries. His works form part of several important collections, as the ones of the MOMA and the Guggenheim in New York, at the MOCA in Los Angeles and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022.

- Exhibitions
  • 2019

    Donald Baechler. Recent Works - Bohman – Knäpper, Stockholm

  • 2017

    Donald Baechler - Cheim & Read, New York
    New Works - Baldwin Gallery, Aspen

  • 2016

    Donald Baechler : Early Works - Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm
    Donald Baechler - Early Work 1980-1984 - Gavlak Gallery - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    Donald Baechler: New Works - Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam

  • 2015

    Donald Baechler - Early Work 1980 - 19884 - Cheim & Read, New York City, NY
    Donald Baechler - Sargent's Daughters, New York City, NY
    Donald Baechler - Six Roses - Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY
    Donald Baechler - The Planet of Memory - McClain Gallery, Houston, TX

  • 2014

    Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland; “New Paintings and Sculptures”
    Arts + Leisure, New York; “Sixteen Bad Neighbors”

  • 2012

    Art Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia;"Paint Traveller”
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; “Bronze Heads and Collages”
    Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg; “Donald Baechler”
    Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado; “Recent Work”

  • 2011

    McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas; “Sculptures and Paintings”
    Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy; “Recent Works"
    Museo Magi, Pieve di Cento, Bologna, Italy; “Donald Baechler”
    Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York; "Donald Baechler: Painting & Sculpture"
    Longhouse Reserve, New York; “Sculptures”
    Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; “Donald Baechler”

  • 2010

    Cheim & Read, New York, “Donald Baechler”

  • 2009

    Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland; “New Works"
    McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas; “Recent Paintings and Collages”
    Galleria In Arco, Torino, Italy; "I Wonder If I Can Write A Poem Tonight"
    Museo Arte Contemporanea Isernia, Isernia, Italy; “XL + XS”
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg; “Flowers & Boys”

  • 2008

    IBM Sculpture Garden, New York; “Three Bronzes”
    Galerie Alain Noirhomme, Brussels, Belgium; “Baechler-Morrison”
    Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden; “Donald Baechler: New Works”
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg; “Donald Baechler: Editions”
    2007Galeria Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain; “New Work”
    Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten MMKK, Klagenfurt, Austria, “Skulptur und Malerei”
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; “Works on Paper”
    Museo Forte Strino. Vermiglio, Italy; “A Farewell to Arms”
    Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy; “New Works"
    Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado; “New Paintings and Sculpture”

  • 2006

    Museo Rimoldi, Cortina d'Ampezzo; “Winter Sports”
    Pace Prints, New York; “Donald Baechler”
    Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; “Wes Lang and Donald Baechler: Skulls and Shit”
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg; “Donald Baechler: New Sculptures and Related Works”
    Cheim & Read, New York, “Donald Baechler”
    Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden
    2005Cheim & Read, New York; “Sculpture”
    Kunst Meran, Merano, Italy; “The Enemies of the Rose”
    Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany; "Paintings 1991- 2003"

  • 2004

    Baldwin Gallery, Aspen; “New Work”
    Galleria Cardi, Milan; “Donald Baechler”
    Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, Knokke, Belgium; “Donald Baechler: New Paintings”
    Museum der Moderne, Rupertinum, Salzburg; “Sculptures”
    Galeria Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain; “Donald Baechler: New Paintings and Sculptures”
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; “Sculptures”

  • 2003

    Cheim & Read, New York; “Donald Baechler”
    Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich; “Recent Paintings”
    Mario Diacono, Ars Libri, Boston: “Thinking Without Words”
    Lars Bohman, Stockholm; “Donald Baechler”
    Hamiltons Gallery, London; “Donald Baechler”

  • 2002

    Galleria Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain
    John Berggruen, San Francisco; “Principal & Auxillary Functions: Some Recent Pictures”
    Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, San Marino, Italy; “77 Paintings”
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg

  • 2001

    Tony Shafrazi, New York; “Five Easy Pieces”
    Galerie Jan Wagner, Berlin; “Donald Baechler”
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; “Oeuvres Récentes”
    Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento; “Some of My Subjects”

  • 2000

    Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton NY; “Donald Baechler: new paintings”
    Baldwin Gallery, Aspen CO; “Buildings and Other New Paintings”
    Pace/Prints, New York; “Recent Editions”
    Galeria Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain; “Donald Baechler”

  • 1999

    Cheim & Read, New York; “Crowd Paintings”
    Tony Shafrazi, New York; “Paintings from Kunsthalle, Basel”
    Greenberg Van Doren, St. Louis MO; “New Work”
    Velge & Noirhomme, Brussels; “Collage Paintings”
    Baron/Boisanté, New York; “New Color Aquatints”
    Bernd Klüser, Munich; “Recent Paintings”
    Lars Bohman, Stockholm; “Sculptures & Drawings”
    Thomas Cohn, Sao Paulo; “New Paintings”
    Locks Gallery, Philadelphia; “Donald Baechler”
    Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; “Globes and More”

  • 1998

    Locks Gallery, Philadelphia PA; “Works on Paper”
    Lars Bohman, Stockholm; “Crowds”
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria; “Neue Bilder”
    Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland; “New Paintings”
    Baron/Boisanté, New York; “twenty-one etchings”
    Galeria 56, Budapest, Hungary
    Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento

  • 1997

    Harley Baldwin, Aspen ; “New Flowers”
    Tony Shafrazi, New York; “Flowers”
    Paul Kasmin, New York; “One Very Large Painting & One Very Large Bust”
    Anders Tornberg, Lund; “21 Paintings”
    Galleria Milleventi, Milan
    Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy; “Works on Paper”

  • 1996

    Galeria Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain

  • 1995

    Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal; “Donald Baechler: York House Suite”
    Baron/Boisanté, New York; “Donald Baechler: Large Works on Paper 1984-1994”
    Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City NY; with Saint Clair Cemin
    Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany; “Black Flowers”
    Kyoko Chirathivat, Bangkok, Thailand; “Paintings & Works on Paper”
    Baldwin Gallery, Aspen CO; “Donald Baechler: Fish & Wildlife”
    Tony Shafrazi, New York; “Donald Baechler: Selected Early Paintings”
    Paul Kasmin, New York; “Works on Paper”
    Adolf Ribbentrop, Eltville, Germany; “Donald Baechler: Neue Arbeiten”
    Milleventi, Turin, Italy; “Donald Baechler ‘Yankee Pieces’ Torino”

  • 1994

    E+O Friedrich, Bern
    Galleria Becherini, Florence, Italy
    Pace Prints, New York; “Donald Baechler: Prints ‘Days of the Week

  • 1994

    Laura Carpenter Fine Art, Santa Fe NM ; “Donald Baechler: Drawings”
    Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France; “Donald Baechler: ‘des Fleurs’”

  • 1993

    Gisela Capitain, Cologne; “Works on Paper”
    Lars Bohman, Stockholm; “Abstract Painting With Bird”
    Schönewald & Beuse, Krefeld, Germany; “Works on Paper”
    UMKC Art Gallery, Kansas City MO ; “Works on Paper”
    Sperone Westwater, New York; “Paintings, Works on Paper”
    Paul Kasmin, New York; “Works on Paper”

  • 1992

    Loyola University, New Orleans LA; “Works on Paper”
    Pedro Oliveira, Porto, Portugal; “Works on Paper”
    Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome; “Works on Paper”

  • 1991

    Lucio Amelio, Naples; “Prints & Collages”
    Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica CA
    James Corcoran, Santa Monica, CA; “Paintings”
    Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany
    Gisela Capitain, Cologne; “Collagen”
    Anders Tornberg, Lund
    Baron/Boisanté, New York; “Paintings of 1981 + 1982”
    E+O Friedrich, Bern
    Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Köln, Cologne

  • 1990

    Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy
    Paul Kasmin, New York; “Works on Paper”
    Tony Shafrazi, New York; “Paintings, Bronzes & Works on Paper”

  • 1989

    Paul Kasmin, New York; “Works on Paper”
    Tony Shafrazi, New York
    Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden; “Flowers and Trees”
    E+O Friedrich, Bern, Switzerland
    Lino Silverstein, Barcelona, Spain
    Lucio Amelio, Naples, Italy

  • 1988

    Thomas Cohn Arte Contemporanea, Rio de Janiero, Brazil; “Pinturas 1986-1988”
    University Galleries, Illinois State University, “Donald Baechler Paintings and Drawings: 1982-1987”; and Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University
    “Donald Baechler Paintings 1981-1987”
    Galeria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
    Anders Tornberg, Lund; “Donald Baechler: Paintings, Drawings & Prints”,

  • 1987

    Tony Shafrazi, New York
    Ascan Crone, Hamburg; “Neue Arbeiten”
    Mayor Rowan, London, England
    Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

  • 1986

    Akira Ikeda, Nagoya, Japan; “New Paintings”
    Larry Gagosian, Los Angeles
    Anders Tornberg, Lund, Sweden

  • 1985

    Pat Hearn, New York
    Real Art Ways, Hartford CT
    Ascan Crone, Hamburg; “Hamburger Gemaelde”
    Tony Shafrazi, New York

  • 1984

    Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany; “Neue Bilder”
    Tony Shafrazi, New York

  • 1983

    Tony Shafrazi, New York

  • 1982

    Hallwalls, Buffalo NY

  • 1980

    Artists Space, New York
    Studio Cannaviello, Milan, Italy

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