Born in Washington, DC in 1931, George Bayliss attended the University of Virginia, University of Maryland (BA) and the Cranbrook Academy of Art (MFA) under the GI bill of rights.
His work has been included in more than 250 group exhibitions across the country since 1950. Among them were regional shows of art at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Corcoran Gallery of Art, US National Museum, Kalamazoo Art Center, Flint Institute of Arts, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Akron Art Institute, Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, Butler Institute of American Art, University of Kentucky, Lever House - NYC, Maine Coast Artists Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, St. Louis Art Museum, Frye Art Museum- Seattle, San Francisco Palace of the Legion of Honor, Philadelphia’s Woodmere Art Museum and many others. In addition his paintings and drawings have appeared in solo and small group exhibitions at dealers’ galleries like Gordon’s Fifth Avenue Gallery, Babcock Gallery, MB Modern Gallery in New York City; Ross Widen Gallery in Cleveland; Zriny-Hayes Gallery in Chicago; Forsythe Gallery in Ann Arbor; MD Modern Gallery in Houston; AAA Gallery in Detroit; Jefferson Place Gallery in Washington and in Maine the Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle and the Court House Gallery in Ellsworth.
Examples of his work are part of the permanent collections at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Akron Art Institute, State University of New York, Telfair Art Museum, Albion College, American University, University of Michigan, Ford Motor Company, Hallmark Corporation, Ann Arbor Trust Company, Sloan-Kettering Institute, NYC, University of Chicago, First National Bank of Baltimore, Continental Bank of Chicago, US State Department and in many private collections in the US, Europe and Asia.
After working at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington as an exhibits designer, he spent many years teaching and doing administrative work at several Universities and Art schools in in the northeast and the midwest. Among them were the Parsons School of Design, the State University of New York, the University of Michigan and the Tyler School of Art.
Listed in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in America, he is also emeritus dean and professor of painting at Temple University and the University of Michigan. He lives and works in Philadelphia.