Donald Baechler (b. 1956) is an American Neo-Expressionist and Pop Art painter, printmaker, and sculptor. He first came into the public eye during the Pop Art movement of the 1980s, depicting childlike icons such as flowers and ice cream cones. Baechler studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and New York’s Cooper Union. In 1979, he befriended Tony Shafrazi, who showed Baechler’s work in his gallery and through this connection Baechler befriended other major 1980s art figures such as Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf. Today, Baechler’s works are held in the collections of the Goetz Collection in Munich, MoMA in New York, and the Philadelphia Museum of art, among other significant private and public collections. The artist lives and works in New York, New York.

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