John’s Diner with John’s Chevelle (Center Moriches, NY 1976)
2008 oil on canvas 30 x 48 inches
I just got a post card with the above image in the mail from my friend and mentor John Baeder. It is an anouncement about his upcoming exhibit of paintings being displayed at the O.K. Harris Gallery in New York City.
For those who do not know, John has been the premier “diner painter” in the world since the early 1970’s. Using a style some term “Photo Realist”, John’s paintings in oil, watercolor and other mediums are very representational and show the subject in a specific time and place. Generally the diner is always the main subject in his paintings but usually they are shown in conjunction with their surroundings.
The exhibit runs from April 26th thru May 24th, 2008. John will be at the gallery on Saturday the 26th from 3 – 5 pm. O.K Harris is located at 383 West Broadway, NYC for more info visit their website at www.okharris.com