"Search Versus Re-Search: Recollections of Josef Albers at Yale", a film by Anoka Faruqee
These first hand accounts of Albers from his former students and colleagues — William Bailey, Audrey Flack, Karsten Harries, Erwin Hauer, Sheila Hicks, and Richard Lytle — not only suggest Albers’ teaching methods and ideals, but also provide a glimpse into his personality and his relationships
Gorky's Granddaughter interview with William Bailey at the Yale University Art Gallery, Nov 2019
William Bailey and Mark D. Mitchell
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 5:30 pm
Join artist William Bailey, B.F.A. 1955, M.F.A. 1957, and the Kingman Brewster Professor Emeritus of Art at Yale, and Mark D. Mitchell, the Holcombe T. Green Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, for a discussion of Bailey’s work as a painter of imagined still lifes and figures, followed by a viewing of the exhibition and reception. Bailey’s figurative subjects and clarity of design often contrast sharply with the prevailing practices of midcentury, and he has inspired generations of Yale students and visitors to the Gallery.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition William Bailey: Looking through Time. Generously sponsored by the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund.
Jennifer Samet interviews William Bailey at Betty Cuningham Gallery. 3/23/2019
A documentary style short film that allows an informal glimpse into the studio and the thoughts of the artist, at a particular time, giving context on works done and those to come.
running time: 8:04'
William Bailey studied art at the University of Kansas, Yale University and Yale School of Art where he studied with Josef Albers receiving his MFA in 1957.
Mr. Bailey’s first exhibition in New York was at Robert Schoelkopf Gallery in 1968, where he showed regularly until its closing in 1990. During the 90’s he exhibited at the Andre Emmerich Gallery and on its closing, exhibited at the Robert Miller Gallery. In 2004 Bailey moved to the Betty Cuningham Gallery where his most recent exhibition was held from April 30 - June 11, 2016.
Mr. Bailey’s work has been exhibited extensively in both America and Europe. He is represented in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in painting in 1965. Mr. Bailey was elected to The National Academy of Design in 1983 and to The American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1986.
Mr. Bailey taught at The Yale School of Art from 1958 to 1962 and from 1969 to 1995. He has also taught at The Cooper Union, University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University. He maintains studios in New Haven and in Umbertide, Italy.
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