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WHO: John Baeder
WHAT: JOHN BAEDER'S ROAD WELL TAKEN (by Jay Williams) Book Signing
WHEN: Tuesday, October 13, 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Manuel's Tavern


It is obvious to everybody now that the traditional diner is not the staple of American culture that it once was. Artist John Baeder saw that coming before most when, in 1972, he quit his job in order to document and paint classic American roadside attractions--especially diners--before they disappeared for good. Now Baeder returns to his hometown, Atlanta, to speak about his work at one of our own classic American establishments on the brink of change--Manuel's Tavern. The story of Baeder's multifaceted career is told in the new book he'll be reading from and signing, JOHN BAEDER'S ROAD WELL TAKEN, by art curator Jay Williams. With more than 300 illustrations of his highly collectible paintings, watercolors, vintage photographs, printed ephemera, and three-dimensional memorabilia, this is an artist’s journey, traveled along the back highways of the United States, to places we might never see again.

"It argued that Baeder single-handedly developed the diner image into an American icon. With tenacity and consistency he made pilgrimage after pilgrimage to capture, lovingly, first with his camera and then in paint, images of hundreds of diners across the United States."
--Virginia Anne Bonito, PhD, Duke University Museum of Art

John Baeder is a Photorealist painter, best known for his paintings of American roadside diners and eateries. He has had more than thirty solo exhibitions at art galleries all across the country, and his work can be found in permanent collections across the country as well, including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He is the author of several books, including DINERS; GAS, FOOD, AND LODGING; SIGN LANGUAGE, and PLEASANT JOURNEYS AND GOOD EATS ALONG THE WAY. Baeder is the recipient of the Tennessee Governor's Distinguished Artist Award in 2009. Raised in Atlanta, he now lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee.
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