Alice Baber Biography

Alice Baber




Alice Baber, painter and printmaker was born in 1928, in Charleston, IL. Due to Alice’s poor health, she pent much of her childhood traveling between Illinois and Florida; travel would continue to be an important aspect of her life as her artistic career flourished.

Baber attended the Lindenwood College for Women in Missouri, and at Indiana University. In the early 1950s, she moved to New York, where she became a member of the March Gallery, a co-operative gallery. Baber would have her first solo exhibition there in 1958. In the meantime, she upported herself by writing, and would later become art editor of McCall’s magazine. Baber traveled to Paris in 1958, where she attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and traveled throughout Europe into the 1960s. Baber exhibited internationally, including Japan, India, Iran, and went on a U.S. sponsored lecture and exhibition tour of thirteen Latin American countries. 

Baber organized a variety of exhibitions of women artists, including “Color Forum” in 1972 at the University of Texas, and “Color, Light, and Image”, in 1975 in NYC at the Women’s Interart Center. She taught lithography at the University of New Mexico’s Tamarind Institute, and painting at the New School, NY, at UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Barbara.

Her works are included in collections and museums worldwide.

Alice Baber died in 1982.

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