Donald Baechler’s work deliberately evokes childhood and the sense of wistfulness and longing associated with this time in our lives. He is also deeply interested in pop culture and collects kitsch images and objects that reflect this passion. He has thousands of photographs in his collection. Born in Connecticut in the United States in 1956, Baechler began his artistic career at the Maryland Institute College of Art in the mid 1970s. From there he went to the Cooper Union in New York City and onto the State Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.