Donald Baechler



The American artist Donald Baechler was born in 1956 in Hartford, Connecticut. After studying at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, he moved to New York City in 1980. Soon he was part of the neo-expressionism movement together with artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, which had a lasting influence on the artistic style of his work. Up to the present day his work has been characterised by a symbolic and partly naïve pictorial world. Through a constantly growing collection of photos, news clippings, magazines, postcards, advertisement, cards and toys, the artist is generating an imagery that later finds its expression in outlines, monochromic colour fields and collage. Donald Baechler’s work is included in several major collections such as the MoMA (New York City), the Whitney Museum (New York City), the Stedeljik Museum (Amsterdam), the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris) and the Lenbachhaus (Munich). Galerie Klüser has been representing Donald Baechler since 1995.




*1956, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, † 2022, New York City, USA. Donald Baechler lived and worked in New York City, USA. Galerie Klüser has been representing Donald Baechler since 1995.


1974 – 1977Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1977 – 1978Cooper Union, New York City, New York, USA
1978 – 1979Staatlichen Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt, Germany

Exhibitions at Galerie Klüser and Klüser 2

2018IL MONDO BOTANICO, Group show
2009WORKS ON PAPER, Group show
2007DRAWINGS, Group show
2005PAINTINGS 1991 – 2003, Solo show
1995DONALD BAECHLER, Solo show

Selected (solo and group) exhibitions

2016NEW WORKS, Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Solo show
EARLY WORKS 1980-1984, Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, Solo show
LASST BLUMEN SPRECHEN, Museum Schloss Moyland, Deutschland, Group show
2015LA GUERRA CHE VERRA NON E LA PRIMA, Museo di Arte Moderna, Trento, Italy, Group show
YOU DON’T BRING ME FLOWERS, 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany, Group show
2014LA MAGNIFICA OSSESSIONE, Museo di Arte Moderna, Trento, Italy, Group show
2013OBRA SOBRE PAPEL COLLECCION CAAM, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Canary Islands, Goup show
2012MURAL PROJECT, NY Live Arts Theater, New York, USA, Solo show
2011RECENT WORKS, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trient, Italy, Solo show
DONALD BAECHLER, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, USA, Solo show
PAINTING & SCULPTURE, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York, USA, Solo show
2010DONALD BAECHLER, Cheim & Reid, New York City, New York, USA, Solo show
2009XL + XS, MACI Museo Arte Contemporaneo Isernia, Italien, Solo show
2008BRONZE FIGURES, Atrium Sculpture Garden, IBM Building, New York, USA, Solo show
2007SKULPTUREN UND MALEREI, Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria, Solo show


MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, USA
Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Sony Corporation, New York, USA
Thomas Ammann Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Peter Brant Collection, New York, USA
Revlon Collection, New York, USA
Howard Gittis Collection, New York, USA
and others

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