One of Today's Finest Portrait Artists
Basil Baylin began his career as an artist while in High School. He studied at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League of New York and took private instruction with the noted portrait artist S. Edmund Oppenheim.
Works by Mr. Baylin are represented in the collections of former Governor Cahill of New Jersey; Bishop Dougherty, President of Seton Hall University; the late Malcolm Forbes, Publisher of Forbes Magazine; and talk show hosts, Bob Grant and Alan Burke. Other Commissions include portraits of the Honorable Irad Ingraham, New York State Supreme Court Justice and Clarence A. Brimmer, United States District Court Judge. Among Baylin's more recent commissions is the portrait of Miklos Rozsa, concert and Oscar-winning film composer, who praised his work as "a lovely portrait... astonishingly good".
Baylin has received numerous awards, including the Gold Medal from the International Academy of Poets and Artists and the Renée Mc Neely Memorial Award given by Allied Artists of America. He also received the Council of American Artists Societies Award as well as the Georgie Read Barton Award from the Hudson Valley Art Association. Among the places that Mr. Baylin has demonstrated portrait painting are the Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Pen & Brush, New York, NY, the Community Arts Association, Allendale, NJ, the Fort Lee Art Association, NJ, etc.