A. S. Baylinson

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Abraham Solomon Baylinson
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A. S. Baylinson with self-portrait painting, 194?. Unidentified photographer. A. S. Baylinson papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Abraham Solomon Baylinson

6 January 1882
Died6 May 1950
EducationArt Students League of New York
National Academy of Design
Known forPainting

Abraham Solomon Baylinson (6 January 1882 – May 1950) was a Russian-American painter who was active in the early modernist movement.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Moscow, Russia on 6 January 1882, the Baylinson family moved to the United States around 1892. Baylinson studied at the Art Students League of New York the National Academy of Design and the New York School of Art.[1][2] While at the New York School of Art he trained under Robert Henri and alongside students such as Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Glenn Coleman, Eugene Speicher, and Patrick Henry Bruce.[1] He also studied under Homer Boss.[2]

Artistic career[edit]

He was secretary for the Society of Independent Artists from 1918-1934,[2] and showed his work at the Society's shows from his joining in 1917 until 1942.[1] Baylinson was an instructor of drawing and painting at the Art Students League from 1931-1933. In early 1931 a fire destroyed almost twenty years of work related to Baylinson's career.[3] When he began painting after the fire his style had evolved into representational art.[2]

He died on 6 May 1950 in New York City.[4]

Notable exhibitions[edit]

Notable collections[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Baylinson, A.S. A.S. Baylinson, 1882-1950: A memorial exhibition of paintings and conte crayon drawings : in the Art Students League Gallery, October 21st to November 10th, 1951. New York: The Gallery (1951).


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Abraham Solomon Baylinson (1882-1950)". Spanierman Gallery. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 30 Jun 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e "A. S. Baylinson papers, 1929-1955". A Finding Aid to the A. S. Baylinson Papers, 1929-1955, in the Archives of American Art, by Jean Fitzgerald. Archives of American Art. 2005. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Artist Lost Life's Work. A.S. Baylinson Had 500 Paintings in Burned Building". New York Times. January 31, 1931. Retrieved 2012-11-27. Stored in his sixth-floor studio, uninsured, were more than 504 paintings and drawings which AS Baylinson had completed during the last twenty years.
  4. ^ "A. S. Baylinson, 68, Art Leader, Dead. Ex-Secretary of Independent Society. Had Shown His Work in Leading U.S. Galleries". New York Times. May 7, 1950. Retrieved 2012-11-27. A.S. Baylinson, noted artist, whose paintings have been shown in the country's leading art galleries, died yesterday in his home at 54 West Seventy-fourth Street. His age was 68.

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