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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.

Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Lincoln Center Editions
Selected exhibitions
2020
William Bailey: DrawingsNew York Studio School
2019
William BaileyBetty Cuningham
2016
William BaileyBetty Cuningham
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Still Life at Trovi, 1982

Oil on canvas
25 1/2 × 21 1/4 in
64.8 × 54 cm
$80,000
Location
Toronto
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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.

Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Lincoln Center Editions
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by William Bailey
Other works from Nikola Rukaj Gallery
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