George Bayliss (b. 1931, Washington), studied at the University of Maryland, and received an MFA at Cranbrook. Although his education had a brief interruption with an enlistment in the Navy, throughout his education he managed to participate in several group exhibitions at Artist’s Mart, the Society of Washington Artists, and the Washington Water Color Club, prior to joining the Jefferson Place. He also was awarded a scholarship by the Corcoran, where he also participated in the Corcoran Biennial and a 4-person exhibition in 1955, and won an award from the 11th Area Annual in 1956.

After completion of his MFA, he returned to DC to work as an exhibits designer for the Smithsonian, assisting with planning for the Museum of History and Technology. It was a job he would hold for a year before leaving for Akron in the fall of 1957 to begin teaching at the Akron Art Institute: the same time he joined the Jefferson Place Gallery.  He later moved to Flint, to teach at the Junior College, prior to his departure from the gallery in 1960. In later years he would teach at Parsons School of Design, the University of Michigan, and Temple University.

Solo Exhibitions
1958—Recent Paintings, Drawings, and Ceramics, April 28—May 17
1960—March 29—April 16

Group Exhibitions
1957—First Group Show, Oct. 10—Nov. 9
1957—Christmas Show, Dec. 9—Jan4, 1958
1958—The Group +2, May 20—June 17
1958—12 Washington Artists, University of Kentucky, Oct. 19—Nov. 16
1958—Christmas Show, Nov. 25—Dec. 31
1959—Member’s Show, April 21—May 2
1959—Approaches to Contemporary Painting, Sept. 22—Oct. 10
1959—Christmas Show, Dec. 15—Jan. 2
1960—End of Year Review, May 17—June 11

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Jefferson Gallery
Jefferson Gallery
November 5, 1957
The Washington Star
The new Jefferson Place Gallery, 1216 Connecticut avenue NW, is a beautiful place to display work to the best advantage.
Jefferson Gallery
Jefferson Gallery
November 5, 1957
The Washington Star
The inaugural group show remains through this week, to be followed by one-artist shows by each of the 11 painters and sculptors to whom the gallery is dedicated.
Nine New Shows Welcome Spring
Nine New Shows Welcome Spring
April 3, 1960
The Washington Post
Bayliss has come a long way toward finding himself; the new work is both richer and freer than heretofore.
Nine New Shows Welcome Spring
Nine New Shows Welcome Spring
April 3, 1960
The Washington Post
Like many young artists, he is better in his drawings and smaller works, where all the elements of the compositions are tightly knit and well sustained. In the larger works, he still occasionally seems to lose control.
Nine New Shows Welcome Spring
Nine New Shows Welcome Spring
April 3, 1960
The Washington Post
The Jefferson Place Gallery has just opened an exhibition of new paintings by one of its member artists, George Bayliss, his fourth one man show in this area.