Alice Baber

Alice Baber ( born August 22, 1928 in Charleston, Illinois, † October 2, 1982 in New York) was an American painter. Alice Baber works are attributed to abstract expressionism.

Alice Baber took an early interest in painting, especially for the representation of light as well as the exploration of color effects. With entry into the Lindenwood College in 1946, she decided to study art, she also brought to the École des Beaux -Arts in Fontainebleau in 1951. Between 1959 and 1962 she was resident in Paris, with several extended trips through Europe, then moved to Osaka, Alice Baber returned in the early 1970s back to the U.S., however, they always traveling, especially to Europe undertook.

Her principal work is dominated by abstract, ovoid areas of color that seem to float across the room because of their delicacy and transparency and also create the effect of a dynamic movement. According to its creator adjust the color surfaces the result of a metamorphosis of their earlier figurative representations ( Still Life, paradise gardens etc. ) into abstract " light areas " dar.

Alice Baber was married to the American painter Paul Jenkins.


  • Burning Boundary, 1963, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
  • Journeying Blue, 1966, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Tree of Life, 1970, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
  • Lavender Ladder to the sun, 1976, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • The Path of the Grey Falcon of the Dawn, 1979, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Other works can be found, inter alia, to in:

  • National Museum, Jerusalem
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Pinacotheca Gutai, Osaka
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC