Howard Baer was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in 1907. He held his first solo London show of paintings at Ben Uri Gallery in 1965, followed by a second solo show in 1972, a joint exhibition with Edith Greenwood of prints and sculptures in 1980, and a further joint show of paintings by Baer and prints by Annette Rowdon in 1986; he died in New York in the same year.