August 22, 1928|
|Died||October 2, 1982
|Training||Lindenwood College for Women in Missouri.
École des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
Alice Baber (August 22, 1928 – October 2, 1982) was an American abstract expressionist painter who worked in oil and watercolor.
Baber was born in Charleston, Illinois. She grew up in Kansas, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Her family traveled south to Florida yearly because of Alice's poor health. They settled in Illinois when World War II started. She was interested in becoming an artist from an early age and choose to study art when she attended Lindenwood College for Women in Missouri and at Indiana University. She also studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and lived in Paris in the late 1950s and 1960s. She was married to painter Paul Jenkins from 1964 to 1968.
From 1976-78, Baber traveled to 13 Latin American countries with the U.S. State Department, exhibiting her work and lecturing on art.
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, New York are both named in her honor. Numerous major galleries in the United States own her works including the Guggenheim, Whitney, Metropolitan, and the Museum of Modern Art.
Baber died of cancer in 1982.
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