George Herbert Baker

male 1878-1943
19th/20th Century
Life city:
Centerville, IN
Work city:
Richmond, IN
J. E. Bundy
Still Lifes
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George Herbert Baker was a key figure in the Richmond Group, working primarily in Richmond, but he is also known for painting among the Brown County artists. Born in Muncie on Valentine's Day, 1878, George Baker lived in Richmond most of his life. As a young artist in Richmond, George painted farm machinery at the Gaar-Scott Company, alongside Charles Conner. In Richmond, he met friend and mentor, John Elwood Bundy, and subsequently studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Boothbay Art School in Maine. He was visiting instructor at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1925. Among his many pupils in Richmond were Howard Leigh and Lawrence McConaha. Baker and Bundy were close friends, sharing a studio at one time, and influencing each other greatly. Baker had a keen sense of color, expressed in landscapes of all seasons and moods, also in pastels and marines in his later years. His tendency towards bright color led his adversaries to label him an alcoholic--an... interesting correlation to make. He exhibited throughout the U.S. and in Indiana. In Richmond he consistently won awards at the Palette Club and at the Annual Exhibits, despite his cohort's strained relationship with and criticism of Ella Bond Johnston, the director of the Richmond Art Association. His work is held in collections at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Richmond Art Museum, Earlham College, Miami University Art Museum, among other institutions. We're very interested in purchasing artwork by George Herbert Baker. Please contact us if you have pieces you are considering selling.

Oregon Landscape Rustic Cabin Along Addington Road Richmond Creek Richmond Creek Winter Moonlight Richmond Landscape Richmond Bridge Winter Stream Oregon Farmstead Coastline Marine Pulling Boat Summer Path Autumn Shadows Purple Road Richmond Woods Autumn Path Richmond Autumn Landscape Richmond Spring Landscape Autumn Creek Richmond Creek Autumn Landscape Richmond Autumn Woods Richmond Spring Landscape Autumn Stream Moon Path Autumn Cornshocks Autumn Creek November Snow Woodland Stream Happy Hollow - Richmond Forest Sunset Crashing Waves Richmond Winter Woods

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