Tom Baril - Eustoma
Tom Baril
Eustoma
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998
23 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches, Mounted on 26 x 20 board

Mounted and signed on lower right recto. Artist stamp with artist signature, date, title, print date, and edition number on verso

Tom Baril - Datura
Tom Baril
Datura
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1997
23 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches, Mounted on 16 x 20 board

Mounted and signed on lower right recto. Artist stamp with Artist signature, date, title, print date, and edition number on verso.

Tom Baril - American Falls #1
Tom Baril
American Falls #1 (745)
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2001
23 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches, Mounted on 26 x 20 board

Mounted and signed on lower right recto. Artist stamp with artist signature, date, title, print date, and edition number on verso

Tom Baril - Calla Lilly
Tom Baril
Calla Lilly
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2002
23 1/4 x 18 inches

Signed, titled and editioned #12/36 on verso

Tom Baril - Two Callas
Tom Baril
Two Callas
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2002
23 1/4 x 18 inches

Signed, titled and editioned #12/36 on verso

Tom Baril - Pom Pom Dahlia
Tom Baril
Pom Pom Dahlia (788)
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
29 x 22 1/2 inches

Signed, titled and editioned #4/25 on verso

Tom Baril - Pom Pom Dahlias
Tom Baril
Pom Pom Dahlias (781)
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
29 x 22 1/2 inches

Signed, titled and editioned #2/25 on verso

Tom Baril - White Peony
Tom Baril
White Peony (792)
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
29 x 22 1/2 inches

Signed, titled and editioned #2/25 on verso

Tom Baril - Begonia 775
Tom Baril
Begonia (775)
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
29 x 22 1/2 inches

Signed, titled and editioned #2/25 on verso

Tom Baril - Two Roses
Tom Baril
Two Roses
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2002
23 1/4 x 18 inches

Signed, titled and editioned #12/36 on verso

Tom Baril - Three Apples
Tom Baril
Three Apples
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2002
23 1/4 x 18 inches

Signed, titled and editioned #12/36 on verso

Tom Baril - Two and a Half Pears
Tom Baril
Two and a Half Pears (800)
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2002
28 1/2 x 22 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/25 on verso

Tom Baril - Pear
Tom Baril
Pear (765)
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2002
29 x 22 1/2 inches

Signed, titled and editioned #8/25 on verso

Tom Baril - Arrangement with Roses
Tom Baril
Arrangement with Roses (780)
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
29 x 22 1/2 inches

Signed, titled and editioned #7/25 on verso

Tom Baril - Ermes
Tom Baril
Ermes
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2002
23 1/4 x 18 inches

Signed, titled and editioned #12/36 on verso

Tom Baril - Gourds
Tom Baril
Gourds
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2002
24 x 20 inches
Tom Baril - Hornet's Nest
Tom Baril
Hornet's Nest
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2002
24 x 20 inches

Signed, titled and editioned on verso

Tom Baril - Holly Hock Stalk
Tom Baril
Holly Hock Stalk (585)
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998
23 x 18 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on verso. Edition of 25

Tom Baril - Sedum
Tom Baril
Sedum (605)
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998
23 x 18 inches

Signed, titled, and dated on verso. Edition of 25 (#3)

Tom Baril - New York, A Portfolio
Tom Baril
Tom Baril - New York, A Portfolio
Photogravures
24 x 20 inches

A Portfolio of Ten Photogravures. Publisher's dark blue clamshell case with leather title label. Signed, titled and numbered below the image by artist.

Tom Baril was born in Connecticut in 1952. After graduating from New York's School of Visual Arts in 1980 with a BA in photography, he served as Robert Mapplethorpe's exclusive print maker. Since then Baril has distanced himself from the Mapplethorpe work and has enjoyed a solo career by bringing something uniquely his own: stunning imagery from both behind the camera and out of the darkroom. In the last 25 years, printmaking is not all that Baril has mastered. He embraces every nuance of the medium. Whether it is 4 x 5 Polaroid pinhole or 8 x 10 collodion wet-plate, Baril manages to astonish with technically perfect and exquisitely pure prints. Baril’s studies include urban architecture, minimalist seascapes, and meticulously detailed botanicals and still lifes.

One of Baril’s biggest accomplishments to date has been succeeding to change they way some people look at flowers. Few photographers are capable of bringing their viewers to look on something as familiar as a flower with such a new and fresh perspective. “If I am successful, the photograph reveals the underbelly, the overlooked and the under appreciated.” In the words of one commentator, Baril's "exquisitely imagined and powerfully rendered images are clearly founded upon the photographic masters of the past. But his tones and techniques demonstrate a contemporary vision, offering an elegant synthesis of artistic tradition and current aesthetics." In other words, the effect achieved in Baril's work is both classic and contemporary.

Baril’s work has been the subject of two monographs, the highly acclaimed self-titled book published by 4AD in 1997, and “Botanica” published by Arena Editions in 1999. His work has been featured in numerous publications, and is among prestigious collections both public and private: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Center for Creative Photography, the George Eastman House, Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum, The Fogg Museum at Harvard University, the Polaroid Collection, and the Elton John Collection.

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