Part of the wave of Russian immigrant artists who immigrated to the United States in the early twentieth century, A.S. Baylinson was born in Moscow and was settled in New York by 1909. He probably began his studies in Russia because in 1909, he became a student at Robert Henriís New York School of Art, where his fellow students under Henri included Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent, Glenn Coleman, George Bellows, Patrick Henry Bruce, Eugene Speicher, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Baylinson also received instruction at the National Academy of Design.
Working in a lively realist style that suggested the influences of Precisionism and Cubism, Baylinson was a participant in the modernist art scene of his day. In 1917, he became a member of the newly established Society of Independent Artists. He exhibited at the organization exhibitions from 1917 through 1942, showing figures, interiors, and floral still lifes. For seventeen years, Baylinson was secretary of the society. He also participated in exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1932-1948; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1932-1940; the National Gallery of Canada, Ontario, 1934-1935; and the Art Institute of Chicago, 1935-1943. A memorial exhibition of Baylinsonís art was held at the Art Students League in 1951.
During the course of his career, Baylinson had a number of solo exhibitions, at Kraushaar Galleries, New York (1931), Mount Holyoke College (1934), Uptown Gallery, New York City (1940), Laurel Gallery, New York (1946, 1949).
Baylinsonís works may be found in the collections of the Newark Museum, New Jersey; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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