Abraham Solomon Baylinson
(06.01.1882 - 06.05.1950)
was a Russian-American painter who was active in the early modernist movement.
Born in Moscow, Russia on 6 January 1882, the Baylinson family moved to the United States around 1892. Baylinson studied at the Art Students League of New York the National Academy of Design and the New York School of Art. While at the New York School of Art he trained under Robert Henri and alongside students such as Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Glenn Coleman, Eugene Speicher, and Patrick Henry Bruce. He also studied under Homer Boss.
He was secretary for the Society of Independent Artists from 1918-1934, and showed his work at the Society's shows from his joining in 1917 until 1942. Baylinson was an instructor of drawing and painting at the Art Students League from 1931-1933. In early 1931 a fire destroyed almost twenty years of work related to Baylinson's career. When he began painting after the fire his style had evolved into representational art.
He died on 6 May 1950 in New York City.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Abraham S. Baylinson's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from 69 USD to 8,750 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 2006 the record price for this artist at auction is 8,750 USD for Reclining Figure, sold at Doyle New York in 2018.