Glen Baxter was born in Leeds in 1944 and studied at Leeds
College of Art from 1960-5. Baxter has exhibited internationally
and has published numerous books, most recently Ominous Stains in
2009. It was at art school, through the work of André Breton that
Baxter first discovered Surrealism, his passion in life, manifested
in his art.
Contrived scenes are staged in environments such as art galleries,
auction houses and the great outdoors. Others playfully and
suggestively remark on what is loosely disguised to be a simplistic
cliché of how to approach artistic practice or the dubious
positioning of a goat.
Edward Gorey said of him, "Mr Baxter betrays all the ominous
symptoms of genius."
Writing in the New York Times, Mel Gussons describes Baxter as "a
kind of mad cross between Magritte, S. J. Perelman and Pulp