Ed Baynard drawing in the studio at Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York, 1980
Gift of Kenneth Tyler 2002
Photographer: Lindsay GREEN

Ed Baynard was born in Washington DC in 1940 and has worked with Kenneth Tyler at the various Tyler workshops since 1979. The National Gallery of Australia’s Kenneth Tyler Collection contains a selection of Baynard’s works, including the sophisticated yet simple series of three watercolour lithographs The lilies, The sunflower and The roses.

The series was lithographically printed and then individually hand coloured. The flower motif is typical of Baynard’s prints, which have a distinctive Japanese-inspired pictorial quality.
Emilie Owens

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Born in Washington, DC, United States

Moves to Europe and lives between Ibiza, Spain; Paris, France; and London, England

First solo exhibition at Ivan Spence Gallery, Ibiza, Spain; returns to live in New York, New York

Included in exhibition, New American painters, at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York

Included in exhibitions: Landscape, at Museum of Modern Art, New York; Topography in nature, at Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Included in exhibition, American drawing 1963–1973, at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Completes eight woodcut prints and a series of eighty-one monotypes at Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York

Moves to Shokan, New York; included in exhibition, Prints from Tyler Graphics, at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; solo exhibition, The etchings and woodblock prints of Ed Baynard, at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland

Solo exhibition, Ed Baynard: the silent room and other pure, precise paintings, at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York

Solo exhibition, Ed Baynard: paintings, at Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona

Completes The London quartet, a series of mixed-media prints, at Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York

Solo exhibition, Painted constructions, at Erika Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco, California; included in exhibitions, Contemporary still life and Art in art, at Associated American Artists, New York

Solo exhibitions: Ed Baynard: new watercolors, at Associated American Artists, New York; Requiem, at Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York; moves to San Francisco

Completes monoprints Visual aid suite at Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, California; solo exhibition, Visual aid suite, at K. Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco

Solo exhibitions at Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto; Judith Goldberg Gallery, New York

Solo exhibition at Richard Anderson Gallery, New York

Solo exhibition at Charles Cowles Gallery, New York

Solo exhibition, Ed Baynard still life: watercolors, at Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco and Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco

Completes My Egyptseries of lithographs at Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco; solo exhibition, Ed Baynard: watercolors, at Images Gallery, Toledo, Ohio; included in travelling exhibition, American still life 1915–1995 selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, organised by the American Federation of Arts, New York

Solo exhibitions at Gallery One, Toronto, Canada and Irving Galleries, Palm Beach, Florida; included in exhibition in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the invention of lithography, Pushing boundaries: lithographs from nine American fine art presses, at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Galleries, University of Cincinnati, Ohio

Solo exhibition, Ed Baynard,at Wright Gallery, New York

Solo exhibition, New York, New York 2002: new watercolors by Ed Baynard, at Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco

Solo exhibition, Orchids, at Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco

Solo exhibition, Ed Baynard: new paintings, at Dillon Gallery, Oyster Bay, New York

Solo exhibitions: Ed Baynard, at Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, Florida; The art of watercolour, at Eleonore Austerer Gallery, Palm Desert, California

Solo exhibition, Ed Baynard: re emerging, at Sara Tecchia Roma New York, New York

Solo exhibitions: Ed Baynard: still life watercolour, at Dillon Gallery, New York; My Egypt series, at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York

Solo exhibition, Ed Baynard: greatest hits, at Dillon Gallery, New York

Ed Baynard currently lives and works in New York.

Barbara Delano © Tyler Graphics Ltd, revised Kate Buckingham, 2006; revised Julia Greenstreet, 2013

This chronology provides an overview of selected biographical information, major solo and group exhibitions held within the artist's own lifetime.

Further information will be added to this site as the National Gallery proceeds with its research and documentation.

Last updated January 2017