||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.