The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, July 16, 2018


New Documentary Captures One of America's Preeminent Photorealist Painters, John Baeder, and His Work


AUGUSTA, GA.- Baeder: Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats along the Way is a new film that documents the work, life, and personality of one of the most important photorealist painters working today, John Baeder.

“For more than thirty-five years, John’s passionate interest in diners has led him to become the preeminent chronicler of a uniquely American form of roadside architecture,” states Kevin Grogan, Director of the Morris Museum of Art and one of the executive producers of the film. “Critics have commented on his technical virtuosity, but he is a virtuoso with a purpose—creating a record of the architecture that surrounds the homely dining experience. This role as an historic preservationist sets him apart from his peers and identifies him as unique among contemporary realists.”

Produced by Film House, this DVD includes the twenty-nine minute film Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats along the Way that was created in association with the Morris Museum of Art exhibit of the same name. The film includes interviews with, among others, former NEA chairman Bill Ivey; prominent collectors Alice Zimmerman, Howard Stringer, Trey Lipmann, and Jewel and Barry Coburn; art historian Robert Mode; artist Marilyn Murphy, photographer Jim McGuire, museum directors Lois Riggins-Ezzell and Kevin Grogan; and singer/songwriters Pat Alger, Kent Blazy, Fred Koller, Dave Pomeroy, and Guy Clark. Also included with the DVD is a photo portfolio of 275 images tracing all the stages of Baeder’s work, from his earliest “postcard paintings” to his most recent roadside images, as well as several photos of the artist.

The film will be screened at the Tennessee State Museum in conjunction with its presentation of the retrospective exhibition of John Baeder’s works through February 15, 2009. The DVD, as well as the book Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats along the Way: The Paintings of John Baeder, are available at the Morris Museum of Art store (www.themorris.org), the Tennessee State Museum Store, and www.filmhouse.com. To view clips from the film, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/FilmHouseInc

Artist Biography - One of America’s most-admired realist painters, John Baeder was born on December 24, 1938, in South Bend, Indiana, and shortly afterward, moved with his family to Atlanta where he was raised. He attended Auburn University before embarking on a career in advertising in 1960. He pursued a very successful career as an art director for ad agencies, in Atlanta and New York City and left the ad agency, McCann-Erickson, in April 1972 to embark on his new career as a painter.

During his years in New York, Baeder kept his technique sharp by drawing, painting, and taking photographs, while his day job as an art director kept him focused on American material culture. He also began to collect old postcards of roadside America whose images were grounded by the early anonymous street photographer and early color lithography. They helped to inspire him to make the transition from the world of advertising to the world of art.

In September 1972, Ivan Karp of the well known SoHo gallery in New York, OK Harris, began exhibiting Baeder’s paintings. Since then Baeder’s work has been the subject of more than thirty solo exhibitions, and it has been included in more than 150 group shows. Baeder’s paintings can be found in the permanent collections of many noteworthy American museums, including those of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Norton Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Newark Museum, the High Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Morris Museum of Art, to cite just a few, as well as corporate and private collections in Europe and the United States too numerous to mention.

The author of three popular books—Diners (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1978; Diners revised and updated, 1995), Gas, Food, and Lodging (New York: Abbeville Press, 1982, hardcover; 1986, softcover), and Sign Language: Street Signs as Folk Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996)—John Baeder continues to live and work in Nashville, Tennessee, his home since 1980.

Film House - Film House (www.filmhouse.com) is Tennessee’s largest production company producing hundreds of TV commercials and documentaries annually. Transcendent, a wholly–owned subsidiary, produces independent features such as “No Regrets” starring Janine Turner and Kate Jackson, and "Two Weeks" starring two time Academy Award winner Sally Field. Transcendent's current project is “Jubilee,” based on the remarkable true story of Ella Sheppard and the original Fisk Jubilee Singers, who introduced the Negro Spirituals to the world in 1871.





Last Week News

December 18, 2008

Zaragoza Offers Vision of Influence of Goya on Artists from the 19th and 20th Centuries

A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections at the Nasher Museum of Art

Constantiner Collection Achieves Highest Total for a Single Owner Dedicated Photographs Sale

Rommel: A Mythical Figure - A Special Exhibition at the Haus der Geschichte

Moscow Museum of Modern Art Presents Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures

Excerpt from Annie Leibovitz' New Book: Annie Leibovitz at Work

MoMA Presents Global Lens 2009, A Touring Exhibition of Films from Developing Countries

A Bird Spotters' Paradise: Melchior d'Hondecoeter Paintings at Rijksmuseum

George Maciunas: The Dream of Fluxus at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Deichtorhallen in Hamburg Presents Kiyoshi Suzuki Retrospective

Can Marques Exhibits Nativity Scenes for the 21st Century

Sotheby's Sale of Original Winnie-the-Pooh Illustrations Brings $1.96 Million

The Nelson-Atkins Receives $100,000 Grant from Ellsworth Kelly Foundation

Tony Bennett Donates Painting of Duke Ellington to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

Amon Carter Museum Publishes Gift Book Charles M. Russells Illustrated Letters

Noble Dreams & Simple Pleasures: American Mastworks from Minnesota Collections Announced at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Sotheby's Sale of Property from the Delmonico Collection of Important Judaica Achieves $7,721,438

Kimberly Masteller Named First Jeanne McCray Beals Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum

2008 Emerging Architecture Prize Exhibition Opens at the Center for Architecture in Philadelphia

December 17, 2008

Louise Bourgeois' Sculpture Crouching Spider Installed in Entrance of Hirshhorn Museum

Getty Villa Unveils a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Object Collection and Conservation

16th-Century Mannerist Works by Dutch Master at Stanford

Baibakov Art Projects Opens an Exhibition of Young Russian Artists

Robert Fleck is the New Director of the Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany

Brooklyn Museum Announces Landmark Costume Collection Partnership with the Metropolitan

LACMA Museum Associates Proposes Partnership to MOCA

Feingarten Galleries Presents First Retrospective of Legendary Filmmaker Blake Edwards

Walker Art Center Appoints Ryan French Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Nude Models Protest Low Pay in Cold Winter Day in Paris

Contemporary Jewish Museum Announces Jews on Vynil on View February 2009

Exhibition of Some of Britain's Most Notable Drawings and Watercolours will be Held at The Herbert Art Gallery

At Eye Level: An Exhibition with Works by Kathrin Halle-Kaiser and Andree Kaiser at the ZKM

Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake Opens Feb. 7 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Nat

Finest American Collection of Posters by Toulouse-Lautrec and Mucha Featured at Swann Galleries' Auction

Southern Oregon Photographer Sean Bagshaw's Award Winning Photo of Lunar Eclipse at Smithsonian

American Academy of Art-Trained T. Allen Lawson Selected for 2008 White House Holiday Card by Laura Bush

SIGGRAPH 2009 Art Papers Explore Art in a Digital World

Christie's Fall 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design Auctions Total $9,104,625

December 16, 2008

Captured Emotions: Baroque Painting in Bologna, 1575-1725 Opens at the Getty Museum

FBI's Top Investigator Involving Art Theft and Art Fraud, Robert Wittman, Retires

The Fifth Floor: Ideas Taking Space Opens at Tate Liverpool

New Acquisitions: African-American Masters Collection at Sheldon Museum of Art

Portrait of Crimean War Nurse Mary Seacole Acquired by National Portrait Gallery

Creations by Merce Rodoreda on View at Barcelona's La Pedrera

Warhol and The Shared Subject Opens this Weekend at the Art Galleries at TCU

Fluxus Conceptual Artist George Brecht Dies at Age 82

Kaveh Golestan 1950-2003: Photographer in Iran Opened at Kunsthal Rotterdam

Brooklyn Museum Announces Exhibition of Genuine and Fake Late Antique Egyptian Sculpture

A Place to Wash the Heart at Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam

Brant Publications Launches Redesigned Interviewmagazine.com

New $35 Million Salvador Dali Museum in Florida Breaks Ground

Smithsonian Craft Show Announces Artists Selected for 27th Annual Exhibition and Sale

AIA Selects 12 Honorees for its Diversity Recognition Program

The Brooks Brings Innovative Curriculum to Memphis City Schools

Vancouver Art Gallerys Artist Edition Program Gives Visitors Chance to Take Home Original Work by Exhibiting Artists

UI Painting and Drawing Professor Receives Mitchell Foundation Grant

December 15, 2008

30,000 People Visit University Museum of Contemporary Art Since Opening Two Weeks Ago

Power of Role Play Examined in National Museum for Women in the Arts Original Exhibition

Il Bellissimo Panarama: Views of Italy at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

Exhibition Celebrates Variety and Complexity of Art from Africa

Hat, Postcard and Other Items of Material Evidence on View at Alvar Aalto Museum

artnet Launches Alexander Calder Sale Featuring 36 Prints and Works on Paper by the Artist

The Museum of Modern Art Celebrates the Legendary Films of Douglas Fairbanks

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum Receives Donation of Hundreds of Artefacts

Watershed Conservation at the Heart of Film Society's January Documentary

Museo d'Arte della Provincia di Nuoro Presents Man Ray: Unconcerned but not Indifferent

Philanthropists James and Suzanne Mellor to Fund Scholarly Publication for the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Loughborough University Student Wins Advertising Competition

Margaret Olley Donates Degas Drawing to National Gallery of Australia

Cleveland Museum of Art Hosts First-run Film Fridays

Saint Louis Art Museum Announces Bond Rating

Clyde Porter, FAIA, Selected as 2009 Recipient of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award

National Gallery of Art Seeks School Docents for Student Tours

66 South London Teens to Create Original Pieces of Dance Inspired by National Gallery Collection

December 14, 2008

In the Wake of Jesus, El Greco's Saint John, Geniuses and Masterpieces on View in Budapest

Mid-career Survey of Painter Marlene Dumas is the First to be Presented in the United States

Valladolid Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of Dau al Set

National Portrait Gallery in London Announces Gerhard Richter Portrait Exhibition

Local Collectors Loan Artwork for Exhibit at The von Liebig

Modern India on View at Institut Valencia d'Art Modern

Germany Receives Significant Holocaust-related Art Claim in Decorative Arts

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents Focus: Ranjani Shettar

Artist Talk: Yoko Ono Between the Sky and My Head at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Parrworld: Objects and Postcards Documents Martin Parr's Twenty-five-plus Years of Collecting

Museum Announces Major Collecting Initiative in Honor of 75th Anniversary

Museo del Prado and the Museo de Arte de Ponte, Puerto Rico Reach Agreement to Display a Major Selection of Paintings

Portland Museum of Art Hires New European Curator

Christian Jankowski's Living Sculptures: Caesar, Dali Woman, El Che at Doris Freedman Plaza

Riverside Art Museum Opens Jeff Soto: Turning in Circles

Faneuil Hall Selected to Receive 2009 AIA Twenty-five Year Award

Norfolk Southern Offers $1 Million Challenge Grant to Assist Virginia Museum of Transportation

After the Flood of 2008, Damaged Museum Reaffirms its Commitment to Community

Norton Museum of Art Appoints Cheryl Brutvan Curator of Contemporary Art

Getty Museum Announces Carvers and Collectors: The Lasting Allure of Ancient Gems

December 13, 2008

Installation Devoted to Matisse and His Contemporaries Opens at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Richard Serra Awarded the Order of Arts and Letters of Spain

Recollecting: Looted Art and Restitution Opens at MAK Exhibition Hall

Max Beckmann "Apocalypse" Opens at Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Perspectives 164: Stephanie Syjuco: Total Fabrications at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Presents Expanding The Boundaries: Selected Drawings

Color into Light: Selections from the MFAH Collection Opens

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Receives Works of Contemporary Art from the Chaney Family Coll.

A New President Takes Command: New Exhibition Explores the Dynamics of Presidential Transitions

10 Reasons to be a Member - #18 Judith Raum: Contemporary Arts

Contemporary Museum, Walters Art Museum Offer Dawoud Bey Exhibitions

Works on Paper - The Original Art On Paper Fair - Returns to the Park Avenue Armory

Whitney Museum Names Curators for 2010 Biennial

Massachusetts Historical Society Announces Major Discovery In Its Collection

APAD: Tradition, Innovation & Continuity Opens in Singapore

The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Presents BESRevelacao 2008

Amon Carter Museum has Reframed their Fitz Henry Lane with Eli Wilner & Company

The Cartier Award 2009: Call for Entries

Malba Design Presents Design in Process Exhibition

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- French nudists get cheeky with theme park and museum outings

2.- Galerie Miranda opens exhibition of works by Marina Berio

3.- European police seize 25,000 trafficked ancient finds

4.- Son's tribute to his late father £120,000 restoration of their Rover 95 offered at H&H Classics

5.- The National Gallery acquires Artemisia Gentileschi self-portrait

6.- Thieves steal ancient arrow poison from Rijksmuseum Boerhaave in the Netherlands

7.- Researchers discover the oldest giant dinosaur species that inhabited the Earth

8.- One of J.M.W.Turner's greatest watercolours left in private hands sells for £2 million

9.- Louvre sets up Beyonce and Jay-Z art tour

10.- A 'Japanese tip': the origami art left by diners

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful