Born in Seattle, Washington, Anne Baxter moved to the East Coast to continue her education. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College, Maine with a double major in Art and English. During this time, Baxter also studied Art History and Literature at the University of Reading in England.
Upon graduating from college, Baxter moved to New York where she studied drawing and anatomy at The Art Students League. It was during this period that she created two large-scale works in what would become her signature medium, wire mesh.
She then moved to Paris and became a student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, graduating with Honors (félicitations du jury) and a four-year Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture. Her work was the subject of the ENSBA’s first one-person student publication, “Traces 2.” She was the recipient of various awards during this period, including a technology-based award from Le Figaro and La Compagnie Bancaire.
Baxter participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions during her years in Paris, and then moved to Los Angeles in 1994 where she continued to exhibit both in the United States and abroad. During this period, she began to experiment with gilding and gold-plating her sculpture, as well as developing her more classic works in silver. She also created a body of work exploring the integration of color into her sculpture through the experimental use of abalone.
Relocating to Southern Oregon in 2014, Baxter taught art at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Southern Oregon University, and at the Ashland Art Center. She has recently developed a bronze-toned finishing process to enhance the contrast, volume, and texture of her artwork. She is a recipient of a Haines Foundation visual arts grant, exhibited her grant project at the 2017 Artist Awardees Exhibit, and continues to develop a new series of sculpture and bas-relief.