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BILL Bailey

Eden Prairie, MN - United States

BILL Bailey

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BILL Bailey

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William 'Bill' Bailey, artist, poet and former banker was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, where he studied basic drawing and composition. During his teens he sold sketches and caricatures at art fairs and carnivals around Buffalo, New York. When he was in the United States Air Force in the 1960's he learned portrait and traditional realism painting while mixing with the street painters of Montmartre, Place de la Pigalle and Saint Michelle in Paris, France. While stationed at Dreux Air Force Base, in France, he was commissioned to paint squadron murals on the walls of Air Force dinning halls on the Base. He returned to the United States, earned a degree in Economics from the University at Buffalo, became a businessman-banker and worked at a number of large U. S. banks. In the early 1980's he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of a bank in Detroit, Michigan. During the next few decades his art interest gravitated between realism and brilliantly colored, hard-edge abstracts. Abstracts became a part of his life when he was captivated by the floating colors of a Navaho blanket he once saw in New Mexico. In 1980 he drew and wrote a daily sports-oriented cartoon in the Detroit Free Press, at that time the 6th largest newspaper in the United States. In the past 25 years he has had individual and group showings of his work in a number of cities in the United States. Collectors of his work have ranged from professional athletes to bank and business professionals. His interest, in recent years, has focused on a painting style that incorporates an eclectic blend of realism and abstraction. Along with painting, he has just completed a memoir, which incorporates poetry, prose and short plays. The book will be published in May, 2014.

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Bill Bailey - Tight Blue

Tight Blue

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Angles

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Bill Bailey - Tiananmen Four

Tiananmen Four

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Tiananmen Three

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Tight Green

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Bill Bailey - The Mountain

The Mountain

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Bill Bailey - The Menonnite Way

The Menonnite Way

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Sugar Plum Tree

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Bill Bailey - Starfish

Starfish

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Bill Bailey - Red Yellow White

Red Yellow White

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Red Shift

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Light Blue Stripes

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Lenten Roses

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Bill Bailey - Jokester in Blue

Jokester in Blue

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Flowers at Sunset

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Deception

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Desert Flowers

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