Because of Baylor All-Saints by Lloyd Birdwell
Because of a life-saving liver transplant operation at Baylor All-Saints Hospital in Ft. Worth, Lloyd Birdwell was able to travel to India, Africa, and Bhutan to photograph people, animals, landscapes, monuments, and lifestyles in these countries. These photographs, along with a series of Christo’s Gates in Central Park, are on display at the Ft. Worth Community Arts Center in an exhibit entitled “Because of Baylor All-Saints…” Some prints are panoramas over 6 feet long.
All of the photographer’s proceeds from the sale of his work will benefit the Baylor All-Saints Foundation.
Prior to this exhibit, Mr. Birdwell’s work was shown at the OK Harris Gallery in New York City, Carol Taylor, Art in Dallas, and the Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado. His work is in many private and corporate collections in New York, Dallas, Santa Fe, Ft. Worth, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Denver, and Houston. While living in New York City he received a grant from the New York State Council for the Arts. Later he won first place for his work from the Museum of the Southwest.
Mr. Birdwell may best be known for beginning Eeyore’s Birthday Party in Austin which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year.
The quality of these prints would not be possible without the artistry and expertise of Cassandra Black, her father the expert printer Paul Black, and the welcome suggestions of her mother Carol Black. They own and operate Photographique, a Dallas mecca for fine art photographers. Photographique also does superb restoration work and is a dream of a place for any photographer, amateur or professional.