German-born lithographer and printmaker who settled in London in 1936 with his family. Baer was interned at Huyton as an 'enemy alien' during World War II and worked as a draughtsman in an aircraft factory from 1940 to 1946. After the war, he studied at the Central School of Arts & Crafts under Anthony Gross and Morris Kestelman from 1947 to 1950.
Baer was an apprentice at the Curwen Studio and worked for them until 1967. He created a range of printed works, from large black-and-white etchings to colourful Expressionistic landscapes that used vibrant reds and blues. Baer taught at several art establishments, including the Hammersmith School of Art and Chelsea School of Art. He exhibited his work at prestigious galleries such as the Royal Academy, Beaux Arts Gallery, Ben Uri Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Whitechapel Art Gallery, and Camden Arts Centre.
In 1986, Baer held a solo exhibition at the Boundary Gallery in London. His legacy as a printmaker is significant, and his work is held in collections worldwide.