[ A photograph in black and white of a waterfall flowing down a rocky landscape and into a larger body of water. ]

Tom Baril

Taughannock Falls #2 , 2001

Artwork Type: Photographs
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: 18 x 14 ½ in. (46.99 x 36.83 cm)
Accession #: 20051794H
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of The University at Albany Foundation , Gift of Marvin and Carol Brown
Related Exhibitions:
Regarding Place: Photographs From The University Art Collections
Near & Far: Six Photography Portfolios from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections
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American, born Putnam, Connecticut, 1952


Tom Baril began working as Robert Mapplethorpe’s printer in 1979 while attending New York's School of Visual Arts, and continued to work closely with him for fifteen years. In stark contrast to Mapplethorpe’s boldly transgressive images, Baril’s images of urban architecture, minimalist seascapes, and detailed still lifes are quietly contemplative and imbued with a timeless and gentle luminosity.


Baril has had numerous solo exhibitions. His work is held by public and private collections worldwide, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Brooklyn Museum, New York; and the Fogg Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Regarding Place: Photographs From The University Art Collections

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