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Daphne vom Baur is well known in South Carolina as she lived in Charleston for many years and was active in the arts community. She has “retired” to Warrenton, VA. She received her BFA degree from Boston University and has studied at the London College of Art in London and at Brighton Polytechnic College is Sussex. Vom Baur has done independent study with Wolf Kahn and William Woodward. She has been named a Visiting Artist at the Susquehana Studio is Pennsylvania and a Fellow at Philip Pearlstein’s Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. Vom Baur has exhibited widely in South Carolina: one person and group shows at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, the South Carolina State Museum, the Anderson County Arts Center, numerous Springs Traveling Exhibitions, as well as the South Carolina Women Artists Invitational at Furman University in Greenville. Other exhibitions include the University of Tennessee, the Susquehana Studio, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the David Hamilton Gallery and the Verner Gallery in Charleston and a group show at the Washington (DC) Gallery of Art.
She served on the S.C. State Arts Commission Acquisition Committee from 1989-91 and was a juror for the “Disasters” exhibition presented by the City of Charleston in 1989. She was the associate editor for art for Cosmos in 2000. Charleston City Gallery at Waterfront Park’s Zspring 2010 show titled “Untold Stories: Art by James Innes, Kristi Ryba and Daphne vom Baur included her most recent works.
THE AMERICAN ARTS QUARTERLY April 2000 says of her work that "vom Baur's sensibility seems closest to that of early Modernists from the Fauve camp, and her palette has a juicy mauve-tinged opulence. She cites the Abstract Expressionists as an influence on her work, in the way they focus both on color and on the 'action or energy of the picture plane.' This imperative makes sense in her landscapes. Trees and rocks mirrored in water may become as insubstantial as their own reflections, a painting strategy that emphasizes the integrity of the canvas as a flat plane occupied by shapes and colors." Vom Baur paints landscapes, allegorical figures and coastal scenes. A strong sense of color, rhythm and movement inform her work.