Ed Baynard (1940-2016) became legendary through his elegant watercolors and unique printing techniques.
Inspired by a love for Japanese woodblock prints, Baynard’s work has a sense of quiet yet dynamic poetry, utilizing delicately intense colors in simple, flat forms. He depicts familiar subjects such as flowers, plants, and vases with grace and calmness while simultaneously infusing these stationary objects with a sense of life, rhythm, and movement. He utilizes elegant watercolors and unique printing techniques to cultivate his own distinct style and voice.
Baynard’s works have been featured in exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), and Wright Gallery (New York). His works can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the High Museum (Atlanta), and the National Gallery (Washington, D.C.).
In January 2007, RxART completed the installation of Baynard’s eight lithographs titled My Egypt Series in the corridor leading to the entrance to the O.R. Admitting and Surgical Rooms at Beth Israel Medical Center.