Ernie Morton (Ernest) Baber
Ernie Morton (Ernest) Baber is active/lives in California, New Mexico, Colorado / India, France. Ernie Baber is known for trompe still life painting, etching.
Biography Ernie Morton (Ernest) Baber
Each painting by Ernest Baber is intended to be a rich collection
of colors, textures and surfaces. His work, usually with a Southwestern
motif and highly realistic, focuses sharply on contrasts and
composition. His style is strongly reminiscent of the Dutch
Masters, and he thinks of his subjects as "what Vermeer might pick if
he were alive today." With still life that "resonates with history and
quality," his career as an oil painter is the culmination of a long
process of studying art and its applications.
Baber was born in
Denver, Colorado, to a family of itinerant musicians. Showing
early talent for art, he attended Western State College with the
intention of becoming an art teacher. He soon real
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