Julian T. Baird

Julian T. Baird of Orleans, MA died peacefully at home of leukemia on August 22, 2015.

Born in Harlingen, TX in 1938, Julian, a member of Eliot House concentrating in English, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College in 1960, his Masters Degree from Oxford University (Wadham College), and his PhD in English from Harvard University in 1968.

Julian was Chairman of the Department of General Education at Boston University until 1980 when he left the academic community to pursue his growing interest in art. He purchased Tree's Place Art Gallery in Orleans in 1981 and transformed it into one of the nation's leading galleries of representational art. Based on his gift for understanding art and understanding how to communicate it, he became one of the most successful dealers on Cape Cod, changing the lives of those who came into his orbit.

After his retirement, Julian served on the Board of Trustees of the Cape Cod Symphony and the Cape Cod Art Association. He was a member of the St. Botolph Club in Boston and served on its Art Committee. He was a member of Artists for Humanity/Boston and served on their Advisory Board.

Julian is survived by his loving wife of thirty years, Elaine, his brother, Stephen, of New Braunfels, TX, his nephews Timothy Baird, of Richmond, VA, and Christopher Teitleman of Newton, MA, his nieces Lisa Gilbert, of Southlake, TX, and Beth Maly of San Francisco and several grandnieces and grandnephews. Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Cod Symphony or to the Animal Rescue League of Brewster. Services will be private.

The Cape Codder - Aug. 25, 2015