William Bailey

American, 1930–2020

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William Bailey

American, 1930–2020

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Biography

Although his still lifes, landscapes, and figure paintings seem to have been painted from life, William Bailey explains: “The paintings I do are not from life—they’re made up, but they’re made up from real situations. Real objects. . . . So all these things come from my memory” Best known for his still lifes, like Soldier (2011), Bailey focuses on formal relationships, refinement of surface and harmony of color.

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Group show at a major institution
Dallas Museum of Art
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
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Whitney Biennial
Biography

Although his still lifes, landscapes, and figure paintings seem to have been painted from life, William Bailey explains: “The paintings I do are not from life—they’re made up, but they’re made up from real situations. Real objects. . . . So all these things come from my memory” Best known for his still lifes, like Soldier (2011), Bailey focuses on formal relationships, refinement of surface and harmony of color.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Dallas Museum of Art
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial
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