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Wayne Baize ( 1943– )


Born in 1943 in the heart of the Texas ranch, Wayne Baize was the son of a stock farmer, whose main crops included cotton, wheat and livestock.  It was from his hard working father, a man who was more comfortable with a horse drawn plow than its mechanized counterpart, that Baize gained not only a strong work ethic but an innate love for animals and the people who cared for them.  Baize paints a way of life influenced by not only his own upbringing, but also by generations of family ancestors that have lived and worked close to the land.  He continues the family tradition by residing with his wife and children on a working 1,300 acre ranch 17 miles from the nearest town.

Over the years, Baize has become a master of nuance and subtle expression as well as a good storyteller. Sometimes his compositions are dramatically lit and the viewer can almost taste the dust in the air from a passing herd. In others he conveys a cowboy’s obvious relief at locating a missing cow or the tenderness of a mother with her newborn calf. Interaction between both humans and animals is a hallmark of his work.

Baize was elected to the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America organization in 1995. He is also an exhibitor at the Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale held at the Gene Autry Museum, and he has had many feature articles in Art of the West, Southwest Art, Western Horseman, Equine Images and Quarter Horse Journal.

Artist Works

Lot 226
Wayne Baize (1943–Present)
Detour on the Trail ()
oil on canvas
24 x 30 in
Lot 285
Wayne Baize (1943–Present)
Shadows of the Evening ()
oil on canvas
24 x 30 in
Lot 32
Wayne Baize (1943–Present)
Stewards of the Land ()
oil on canvas
18 x 24 in
Lot 3
Wayne Baize (1943–Present)
Breaking Away ()
pencil on paper
11 1/4 x 23 1/2 (sight) in