Alice Baber

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Alice Baber (1928-1982)

Alice Baber began painting at the age of eight, later studying art at Lindenwood College for Women in St. Charles, Missouri and Indiana University. She also traveled worldwide, studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Fontainebleau, France, and lived in Paris throughout the late fifties and sixties. Baber is known for her vibrant abstract watercolors in which she creates pools of brilliant color and allows them to interact as they dry. Her works were inspired by Native American mythology, and the sun-drenched landscape surrounding her Florida home. Baber’s work is recognized for its luminous, abstract shapes – particularly in stained canvases filled with clear, radiant color. Her compositions often consist of multiple round or ovoid shapes. Alice’s paintings are in major museum collections throughout the world.She was a member of the March Gallery on Tenth Street in New York City and was art editor of McCall’s magazine. Baber was instrumental in organizing exhibitions of women artists at a time when women were still struggling to gain prominence in the international art world. Baber’s legacy is honored at the Baber Midwest Modern Art Collection of the Greater Lafayette Museum of Art in Indiana, and the Alice Baber Memorial Art Library in East Hampton, Long Island, New York. Her paintings are in major museum collections throughout the world. [Guggenheim, Whitney, Metropolitan, and the Museum of Modern Art]

For a Gallery of paintings go to Collection.

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Alice Baber 1968
gelatin silver print by Arnold Newman
7.75″ x 9″

Gift to the Bcentennial Art Center and Museum of Paris (aka the Paris Art Center) by the Artist in Memory of Alice Baber
Arnold Newman (1918-2006) is acknowledged as one of the great masters of the 20th and 21st century and his work has changed portraiture. He is recognized as the ‘Father of Environmental Portraiture.’ His work is collected and exhibited in the major museums around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Chicago Art Institute; The Los Angeles Museum of Art; The Philadelphia Museum; The Tate and the National Portrait gallery, London; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and many other prominent museums in Europe, Japan, South America, Australia, etc. Newman was an important contributor to publications such as New York, Vanity Fair, LIFE, Look, Holiday, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Town and Country, Scientific American, New York Times Magazine, and many others. There are numerous books published of Newman’s work in addition to countless histories of photography, catalogues, articles and television programs. He received many major awards by the leading professional organizations in the U.S. and abroad including the American Society of Media Photographers, The International Center of Photography, The Lucie Award, The Royal Photographic Society Centenary Award as well as FranceÕs ÒCommander of the Order of Arts and Letters.Ó In 2005, Photo District News named Newman as one of the 25 most influential living photographers. In 2006, Newman was awarded The Gold Medal for Photography by The National Arts Club. He is the recipient of nine honorary doctorates and has lectured and conducted workshops throughout the country and the world. www.arnoldnewmanarchive.com

Links to other Alice Baber sites:
Alice Baber genealogy information taken from: The Hanks Family Generations IX and X
http://www.baberfamilytree.org/historian/alice_baber.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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