Skip to main content

A. S. Baylinson papers, 1929-1955

A. S. Baylinson papers, 1929-1955

Baylinson, A. S., 1882-1950

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 linear feet.

Summary: Found are a biographical account, printed material, and photographs of Baylinson and of his works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and teacher (New York City); born in Moscow, Russia.

Provenance

The donor is the artist's widow.

A Finding Aid to the A. S. Baylinson Papers,
1929-1955
, in the Archives of American Art
AAA.baylas
Finding aid prepared by Jean Fitzgerald
Scope and Content Note
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.
Biographical Note
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.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as one series.
Provenance
The donor is the artist's widow.
Processing Information
The papers were processed in July 2005 by Jean Fitzgerald.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

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

  • No downloads available