Lee was interested in drawing and studying beautiful art and natural scenery, at six to eight years of age. He has always felt blessed with gifts of awareness, appreciation, and talent that he has striven to improve in to reach the fine art ability.
After serving in the U. S. Marine Corps, Lee Baggs became a graduate of the Dallas art institute, Dallas, Texas. He then became a technical illustrator in the aerospace industry.
Feeling strongly for the traditions of fine art, Lee Baggs receives inspiration from American figure artists John Singer Sargent, William Merrit Chase, and contemporary Daniel E. Greene. From Russian figure artists Repin and Kramskoy. Inspiration comes from the landscapes of the Hudson River School, Bierstadt, Cole, Moran, and Gifford, as well as contemporary, Clyde Aspevig. Still-life inspiration comes from Sherrie McGraw, David Leffel, Jie-Wei Zhou, and Elizabeth Robbins Pruitt.
Lee has received numerous fine art awards including Best of Show, and the Gold Medal. He has been accepted as a member of the Oil painters of America, the Portrait Society of America, and the Outdoor Painters’ Society, as well as the Pastel Society of The Southwest, and Artists of Texas.
Recognition has come from The Artist’s and International Artist magazines.
Lee Baggs currently has his fine art studio in Grand Prairie, Texas, a Dallas suburb.