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 Betsy Bauer  (1959 - )

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Lived/Active: New Mexico/New York      Known for: layered painting-botanics, history and landscape, collage

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An artist inspired by her New Mexico surroundings and travels in Italy, India and England, Betsy Bauer creates layered, glazed oil paintings with symbolism of her varied interests.   Included are references to 19th-century Italian paper antiquities such as fading music scores, yellowing book pages and personal letters; Indian miniatures, and changing atmospherics of English landscapes.  Of special fascination to her is the coloration of the Southwest landscape that she views first hand from her studio, about ten miles south of Santa Fe.   It is in a two-story building with a loft, "offering an eastern panorama that frames the pinon-covered hills like a painting lifted straight from nature.  In the opposite direction, the view is of an undulating adobe carpet abruptly curbed by a semicircle of mountain ranges.  On a clear day, Bauer can see all the way to Mt. Taylor and the Arizona border."(111)

Bauer also does printmaking and from 1995, commercial art for the Santa Fe Opera Company.   Her images are on posters, postcards and notepaper and include scenes from operas such as Carmen, The Magic Flute and La Traviata.

In the 1970s, early in her career, Bauer was a surrealist whose expression was juxtapositioning unlikely objects.  Her signature work was the depiction of trees and plants and flowers, often superimposing one over the other in oil paint followed by glazing on antique paper.  Sometimes she would add writing from historical texts.    Then in the 1980s, she moved from New York to New Mexico, and amazed by the landscape vistas, she added that subject matter to her artwork.  In 1980, she took her first trip to Europe, and learned much about art that she had not encountered in art school. 

Since then she has traveled to Italy more than a dozen times, including a two-year trip with her family of two adopted daughters from Calcutta, India.

Bauer's post art school background includes early years as a cartoon animator in New York, and then unable to find that kind of work in New Mexico, she remained there, first taking a job as a landscaper. 

Her artwork is part of the Art in Embassies Program of the U.S. Government and has been exhibited at the National Academy of Design and galleries in Santa Fe, Washington DC, and New York, and is in corporate collections such as Hallmark and American Express and the Four Seasons Hotels. 

Dottie Indyke, "Of Place and Time", Southwest Art, April 2006, 108-111

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