Bob Baer has worked in photography and video production throughout his entire career. In 1984, he began to photograph the Chicago Bears at Solider Field as they were poised to become the most dominant NFL team of the 1980's. During this time, Bob took thousands of photos of the Bears at the peak of their success, and provided many of his photos to sports memorabilia collectors. He continued to photograph the Bears as a freelancer until 1996.
Bob then began focusing on collecting unique pieces of memorabilia such as photos, autographs, jerseys, footballs and posters that he uses to create extraordinary pieces of art. All his artwork is professionally framed and is suitable for display in restaurants, sports pubs, offices and home.
Bob has three photos currently on display in the Payton Museum in Walter Payton's Round House Restaurant in Aurora, illustrating Payton's 100 yard game, his NFL retirement and a triple exposure of Payton's last NFL home game.
Many of Bob's photos are also featured in the 'Chicago Bear's History' book written by Roy Taylor.
Locally, Bob's artwork can be found in Ditka's on Ontario and at SRO's on Dearborn in Chicago. His work is also on display as far away as Hong Kong, in Dan Ryan's Bar & Grill. He also had pieces in the former T 'n' T's Restaurant in Joliet which was owned and operated by Tom Thayer and Mike Tomzak.
Bob has also portrayed a cameraman as an 'extra' in two major motion pictures; Backdraft and Groundhog Day.
Bob's unique approach to sports and art has been brought together for your personal enjoyment. All artwork has been professionally designed and framed and is 100% authentic. Bob's approach to creating his artwork is truly from a sports fan's point of view!
Bob's ever changing collection has a strong focus on sports, but also contains many other unique pieces such as memorabilia from the Saturn V launches in 1969. If you enjoy collecting historical memorabilia in a format suitable for the most upscale décor, this is the place to shop!