Daphne deBlois vom Baur, 1945 -
[Daphne] "vom Baur's sensibility seems closest to that of early Modernists from the Fauve camp, and her palette has a juicy mauve-tinged opulence. She cites the Abstract Expressionists as an influence on her work, in the way they focus both on color and on the 'action or energy of the picture plane.' This imperative makes sense in her landscapes. Trees and rocks mirrored in water may become as insubstantial as their own reflections, a painting strategy that emphasizes the integrity of the canvas as a flat plane occupied by shapes and colors."
By permission THE AMERICAN ARTS QUARTERLY, 4/2000