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Photo: Paul Macapia


ca. 1973

Jo Baer

American, born 1929

Oil on canvas
80 x 22 x 4 in. (203.2 x 55.9 x 10.2cm)
Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum
Provenance: Richard Bellamy (1928-1998), New York; sold to Virginia and Bagley Wright, Seattle, Washington, date unknown; to Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, 2014
Photo: Paul Macapia
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Stories: Narrative and Sequence, Mar. 23 - July 30, 1995.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection of Modern Art, Mar. 4 - May 5, 1999. Text by Trevor Fairbrother. No cat. no., p. 199, reproduced pp.165, 173.

Tacoma, Washington, Tacoma Art Museum, The Secret Language of Animals, Jan. 23 - June 27, 2010.

Bellingham, Washington, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Looking Back–Photography in the Seventies, Sept. 30 - Nov. 20, 2013.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, City of Tomorrow: Jinny Wright and the Art That Shaped a New Seattle, Oct. 23, 2020 - Jan. 18, 2021.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Reverberations: Contemporary Art and Modern Classics, Dec. 22, 2022 - ongoing.
Published ReferencesBloem, Marja. Jo Baer : paintings 1960 - 1998. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Stedelijk Museum,1999; reproduced p. 20 [not in exhibition].

Fairbrother, Trevor. The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum in association with University of Washington Press, 1999; reproduced pp. 99, 173.

Arkesteijn, Roel, ed. Jo Baer–Broadsides and Belles Lettres: Selected Writings and Interview 1965 - 2010. Amsterdam: Roma Publications, 2010; reproduced p. 68.

Myers, Terry R. “Jo Baer: Museum Ludwig Cologne 24 May - 25 Aug.” Art Review Magazine, December 2013.

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