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2009 Artist-in-Residence Reginald Baylor

The Pfister Hotel, known for its expansive Victorian art collection – the largest of its kind of any hotel in the world, proudly announces the addition of an artist-in-residence program. The program, which features a working art studio and gallery that is open to hotel guests and visitors to enjoy, was officially opened during Gallery Night & Day in April 2009.


Listen to our Artist in Residence Program interview with Joe Kurth and Reginald Baylor on WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio, July 7, 2009.


Read how the Pfister's art collection has influenced Reginald Baylor in an article in the Shepherd Express, September 28, 2009. See article.

Reginald Baylor

Local artist Reginald Baylor, who works with acrylic on canvas, has been named the hotel’s first Resident Artist. In this capacity, he will spend a significant amount of his workweek and weekends in the hotel studio working on large-scale, linear paintings, which he sells throughout the country for tens of thousands of dollars.

Video of the artist´s “move-in day” to The Pfister can be seen on YouTube. A video featuring Reginald Baylor and his studio assistant creating a painting can be seen here.

Reginald Baylor was born November 1966 in Milwaukee, WI. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh majoring in fine art and art education with an emphasis in sculpture. After college, Reginald relocated to Southern California where he was married to his wife, Jill, and worked for the Laguna Beach Art Museum and Newport Beach Art Museum.

In 1995, Reginald and his wife and two sons moved to Chicago, IL. There he began a career as an owner-operator for Mason Dixon Trucking while continuing to produce original artwork. He returned to the Milwaukee area with his family in 1998 and owns a studio in downtown Milwaukee in the Third Ward – Marshall Building. He is represented by Suzanne Zada of Beverly Hills, CA, and Racquel Chevremont of New York, NY.

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