Glen Baxter

Glen Baxter was born in Leeds, a tiny suburb of Belgium, in 1944. A group of radiographers, stumbling into the ruins of the Baxter ancestral home at this time, found it to be "composed of nothing more than irregular blocks of sandstone, graphite and lettuce." From such unpromising beginnings sprang the elemental force now officially recognised as "Baxterism".

As a young lad growing up in the shadow of the vast porridge warehouses in Leeds, Glen Baxter liked nothing more than to join his parents on their annual holiday.

However, it was not until a local magistrate persuaded his parents to enrol him at the art school that he began to experiment with sulphur, twine and charcoal.

After a brief period of chiaroscuro, the young Baxter left his native home and set out on a makeshift sled, heading for London.

Once established there, he began to continue his research into the vulcanisation of both snood and wimple. Years of hardship were to follow but then in 1976 publishing called - Wyrd Press brought his work to the attention of an unsuspecting American public.

Having narrowly failed to win the Nobel Prize in 1977, Baxter chose to focus his attentions on the Netherlands. In 1979, De Harmonie in Amsterdam published a collection of his drawings entitled Atlas.

Major exhibitions of Glen Baxter’s drawings and paintings have been held in New York, Paris, SanFrancisco, London, Munich, Tokyo and Sydney. In 1999 Baxter was commissioned by the French government to execute a tapestry. He has also worked on a series of etchings for the National Museum of Printmaking in Chatou, Paris. His work is in the collections of the Tate Gallery and V&A Museum in London and numerous museums and private collections around the world.

Title Year Publisher
Atlas 1979 De Harmonie, Amsterdam
The Impending Gleam 1981 Jonathan Cape, London
His Life: The Years of Struggle 1983 Thames and Hudson, London
Atlas, Le dernier terrain vague 1983 Editions Hoëbeke, Paris
L'heure du thé 1990 Editions Hoëbeke, Paris
Welcome to the Weird World of Glen Baxter 1989 Harper & Row, New York
Ma vie: le jeunes années 1990 Editions Hoëbeke, Paris
The Billiard Table Murders 1990 Bloomsbury, London
Retour 'a la normale 1992 Editions Hoëbeke, Paris
Glen Baxter Returns to Normal 1992 Bloomsbury, London
The Collected Blurtings of Baxter 1994 Little, Brown and Company, London
The Further Blurtings of Baxter 1994 Little, Brown and Company, London
The Wonder Book of Sex 1995 Little, Brown and Company, London
Wundersame Welt der Erotik 1996 Goldmann Verlag, Munich
Le livre de l'amour 1997 Editions Hoëbeke, Paris
Glen Baxter's Gourmet Guide 1997 Bloomsbury, London
Blizzards of Tweed 1999 Bloomsbury, London
Podium 1999 Les Éditions les 4 Mers, Paris. (Tel/Fax ++01 47 00 55 43)
Meurtres a la Table de Billard 2000 Editions Hoëbeke , Paris
Trundling Grunts 2002 Bloomsbury, London
The Unhinged World of Glen Baxter 2002 Pomegranate, USA
Loomings Over the Suet 2004 Bloomsbury, London
Le Monde de Glen Baxter 2009 Hoëbeke, Paris
Colonel Baxter's Dutch Safari 2012 De Harmonie, Amsterdam
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