Donald Baechler's creative process begins amid a vast collection of popular images and objects, the archives of years of photographing, looking and gathering.  His paintings are condensed versions of that cumulative process, built in fragments and layers to create what he calls an "illusion of history."  He has had solo exhibitions at Cheim & Read, NY, the Kunsthalle Merano, Italy and The Museum Moderne, Salzburg.  Baechler's work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Museum f Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and The Centre George Pompidou, Musee National d'Art Modern, Paris among other institutions worldwide.