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

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Biographical Information

Abraham Solomon Baylinson was born on January 6, 1882 in Moscow, Russia. His family immigrated to the United States in about 1900, and Baylinson eventually became interested in art and studied at the Art Students League, the National Academy of Design, and with Robert Henri and Homer Boss.

Baylinson was long affiliated with the Society of Independent Artists of which he was secretary from 1918-1934. He was also an instructor of painting and drawing at the Art Students League from 1931 to 1933.

Early in 1931, a fire destroyed almost 20 years of Baylinson's art work. When he resumed painting, his style had evolved into a more representational one.

Baylinson's work has been exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and at the National Gallery of Canada.

A. S. Baylinson died in May 1950 in New York City.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The collection measures 0.2 linear feet, dates from 1929 to 1955, and provides information about the career of modern realist painter A. S. Baylinson. Found are a biographical account, printed material, and photographs of Baylinson and of his works of art.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as one series.

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following index terms. People, families and organizations are listed under "Subjects" when they are the topic of collection contents and under "Names" when they are creators or contributors.


  • Painters -- New York (State) -- New York

Types of Materials:

  • Photographs
  • Exhibition catalogs


The A. S. Baylinson papers were donated in 1974 by Ada Baylinson, the artist's widow.

How the Collection was Processed

The papers were processed in July 2005 by Jean Fitzgerald.

How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The A. S. Baylinson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

How to Cite this Collection

A. S. Baylinson papers, 1929-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: A. S. Baylinson Papers, 1929-1955
(Box 1; 15 folders)

1 (pam) Biographical Account, 1951
1 (pam) Clippings, 1935-1952
(2 folders)
1 (pam) Exhibition Catalogs, 1929-1955
(5 folders)
1 (pam) Press Release, undated
1 (pam) Photographs of Baylinson, undated
1 (pam) Photographs of Art Work, undated
(5 folders)