Ken Baxter, 1944-
From the Utah Artists Project, Marriott Library, University of Utah:
“Kenneth Bischoff Baxter was born in San Diego, California in 1944. He is known as a plein-air landscape painter and as a painter-teacher who instructed many art students and painters. He lives in Salt Lake City.
Baxter earned a BFA from the University of Utah where Alvin Gittins, a portraitist, and Frank Ericson, a landscapist, were his mentors. He later earned an MFA from Utah State University. Baxter began his professional career as a traditional-realist known for his paintings of the historical reconstructions of downtown Salt Lake City. His works reveal his talent for composition and brushwork. After being influenced by LeConte Stewart, he began to paint his immediate outdoor environment.
As founder of the plein-air school in Utah, Baxter influencted the aesthetic lives of many Utah artists. Baxter's paintings Sheds Near Herriman (1991), Gloxinia No. 2(1981), Truck Farm (1970), and Mecham's Boots (1973), his first attempt at realism, are featured in the Springville Museum of Art permanent collection.
Biographical information on this page was adapted from the Springville Museum of Art.”
From the Springville Museum of Art:
“Kenneth "Ken" Bischoff, Dan Baxter's older brother, has become one of Utah's finest painters of landscape, cityscape, historical scenes, and figures. He is a resident of Salt Lake City and studied at the University of Utah (B.F.A.). Like his brother Dan, his work was exhibited in several Springville Museum April Salons over recent years, plus numerous one-man shows. From the mid-1970's to the present these exhibits have brought his work to the attention of many collectors. He has great admiration for the Utah landscape painter LeConte Stewart (q.v.).”