ROBERT BAART



M Fine Arts is honored to announce the addition of Robert Baart to our roster of contemporary artists. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1947, Baart’s work has stayed true to his New England roots.

Robert Baart graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1969. A year later in 1970, Baart received the Clarissa Bartlett Traveling Scholarship for Alumni of the Museum school. Baart later returned to his alma mater to teach for thirty-five years before retiring in 2009. He has been awarded numerous grants and honors and has works in exhibitions and collections both in the U.S and abroad.

Baart is an avid observer of the nature of the American northeast, and his work encompasses a variety of mediums while focusing primarily on the subject of natural landscapes. His paintings employ a temporal sense of color, light, and atmosphere – blurring the line between realism and abstraction – that expresses a very personal experience with the world around him. Within his work is embedded both a concern for the deteriorating state of the modern world as well as a spirituality of nature that moves the individual.

Today, Baart is a member of the Fenway Studios, a limited-equity cooperative that serves as both home and studio to Boston artists since its conception in 1905. The Studios maintain a rich history of housing many of Boston’s most prominent artists and teachers, a legacy that continues to this day.

“For as long as I can remember, I have been an observer of nature and the landscape... Over decades I have wandered in and around mountains, fields, swamps, and woodlands as well as having daily encounters with ribbons of green space in the city. It all provides a constant source of study and reflection that continues to inform my work.”

Born Lowell, MA 1947
1969-Graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1970-Awarded a traveling scholarship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1975 - 2009 Painting Faculty, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Retired from teaching in 2009

Exhibits
2012 The George Marshall Store Gallery, York, Me
Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
Towne Art Gallery, Wheelock College, Boston, MA
2011 NKGallery, Boston, MA
Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
2010 Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
2009 Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
Vose Gallery, Fenway Studio Artists, Boston, MA
Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2006 Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA
2005 Fenway Studios Centennial Exhibition, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA
2004 Points of View, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA
2003 Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
2001 The Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, DC
2000 St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA
1999 Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
Global Fine Art, Washington, DCSolo Exhibition
Solo Exhibition1996The Poetic Landscape
University of Massachusetts Medical Center Gallery, Worcester, MA
Faculty Drawing Exhibition, Grossman Gallery
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Selected Works 1975-1995, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA
Two Person Show
Solo Exhibition1995Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
Southern Graphics Council, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TNSolo Exhibition
Group Show199450 Years of Collaboration, Tisch Gallery Tufts University, Medford, MAGroup Show1993Fireside Gallery, Arlington, VA
Artform Gallery, Moultrie, GEGroup Show
Solo Exhibition1992Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
Contemporary Gilded Art & Historic Gilded Objects
The Regilded Age, Newark Art Museum, Newark, NJ
The Golden Gallery, Boston, MA
New England/New Talent, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NYSolo Exhibition
991Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MASolo Exhibition1990The Artist’s Foundation Gallery, Boston, MA
Gallery at Kimball Bourgault, Boston, MA
Faculty Exhibition, Grossman Gallery
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MAGroup Show
1989Gallery Naga, Boston, MAGroup Show1988Hoyle Gallery, Boston, MA
Interior Spaces, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
Faculty Exhibition, Grossman Gallery
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MASolo Exhibition
1987Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Object of the Month, January
Main Street Gallery, Nantucket, MASolo Exhibit
1986New England School of Art & Design, Boston, MA
New Ground II, Faculty Exhibition
Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MASolo Exhibition
985Eight Artists from the Fenway Studios, Gallery 52, Boston, MAGroup Show1983Baak Gallery, Cambridge, MAGroup Show1982Watson Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
J. Todd Galleries, Wellesley, MASolo Exhibition
Solo Exhibition1981Gallery Zena, Boston, MAGroup Show1980Restaurant Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MASolo Exhibition1978Edinburgh Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MAGroup Show1976Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
Baak Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Boston Artists Market, Boston, MAGroup Show
1975Boston Artists Market, Boston, MASolo Exhibition1974Boston Visual Artists Union, Boston, MA, Landscape Show
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Boston City Hall Gallery, Boston, MA
Goethe Institute, Boston, MA
1970Traveling Scholarship Exhibition
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MAGroup Show

Collections:
Museum Collections
Rose Art Museum
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Lincoln, MA
Corporate Collections
BayBank, Boston, MA
Camp, Dresser & McKee, Boston, MA
Charles River Associates, Boston, MA
Earth Frontier, Tokyo, Japan
Essex Investment Management, Boston, MA
John Leonard, Inc., Boston, MA
Leggat, McCall & Werner, Inc., Boston, MA
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Meditech Corporation, Cambridge, MA
New England Journal of Medicine, Boston, MA
Niles Company, Inc., Boston, MA
Rose Management Corporation, Boston, MA
Shawmut Bank, Boston, MA
Wellington Management, Boston, MA
Creative Office Solutions, Boston, MA
Law Office of Bingham, Dana & Gould, Boston, MA
Goodwin, Procter & Hoar, New York, NY
Astra Research, Cambridge, Ma
Boston Properties, Boston, MA
Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Boston, MA
Goodwin, Procter & Hoar, New York, NY
AstraZeneca, Waltham, MA
Analysis Group, Washington, DC
CrossHarbor Capital Partners, Washington, DC
Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, DC
Americas Growth Capital, Boston, MA
Merck Inc., Boston, MA
Tokio Millennium RE Ltd, Hamilton, Bermuda
Endurance Specialty Insurance, Hamilton, Bermuda
Wainwright Investment Counsel, Boston, MA
Overland Capital, Boston, MA
Bingham,Dana, & Gould, Boston, MA
PGA National Resort&Spa, Palm Beach, Florida
Capital G Bank, Hamilton, Bermuda
Tokio Millennium Re Ltd, Hamilton, Bermuda
Brookfield Renewable Power, Marlborough, MA
Boyle and Chase, Hingham, MA
Numerous Private Collections Nationally and Internationally

Grants and Honors
2000Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA1990Faculty Enrichment Grant, Mellon Foundation, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA1987Painting Finalist Award, Massachusetts Artists Foundation, Boston, MA1986Red Ribbon Award, American Film and Video Festival, New York, NY
Producer: Goldbeating: The Making of Gold Leaf
Screening: Goldbeating: The Making of Gold Leaf
Ruskin School, Oxford, England
Goldbeating: The Making of Gold Leaf
Television broadcast on WGBH, Boston, MA and BBC, London, England1984Faculty Enrichment Grant, Gund Foundation, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA1982Faculty Enrichment Grant, Gund Foundation, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA1981Faculty Enrichment Grant, Ford Foundation, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA1977Juror, Marblehead Arts Festival, Marblehead, MA1976Painting Finalist Award, Massachusetts Arts & Humanities Foundation, Boston, MA1970Clarissa Bartlett Traveling School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Lectures and Demonstrations
2009 Painting Demonstration"Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese" Museum of Fine Arts, Boston2006Fresco WorkshopHarvard University, Cambridge, MA
2004 Gilding & GoldbeatingBoston Athenaeum, Boston, MA
2004 Painting Materials & TechniquesAssumption College, Worcester, MA
2003 Painting Materials & TechniquesIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
2002 Art of Europe Course
Painting Materials & TechniquesMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1985 Gilding & Goldbeating Lowell Lecture SeriesMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1986 Gilding & GoldbeatingMedford Arts Council, Medford, MA1983Painting Materials & Techniques Lowell Lecture SeriesMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Member
Bromfield Gallery1990 - 1993Fenway Studios, Inc.
Board of Directors1980 -1993, 1996 -1999, 2011, 2012-present
DeCordova Museum
Corporate Loan Program1974 - 1977, 1995 - 1998
Boston Visual Artists Union1974 - 1978