George Herbert Baker

Painting, Visual Artist

1878 – 1943

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Who was George Herbert Baker?

George Herbert Baker was an American Impressionist artist who worked primarily in the Richmond, Indiana area and was a member of the "Richmond Group" of painters. He worked in oil, watercolor and pastels. He worked for a time in Brown County, Indiana and is sometimes associated with that group of artists.

Born in Muncie, Indiana, Baker lived in Richmond and Centerville most of his life. He studied with John Elwood Bundy, at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Boothbay Art School. In 1925 he was a visiting instructor at Miami University.

His work is represented in the collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Richmond Art Museum, Earlham College, Miami University Art Museum, Morrisson-Reeves Library, Centerville, Indiana Library and a devoted group of private collectors. A painting titles "November Meadows" painted during the time he was an instructor at Miami University hangs today over the mantle in the formal living room of the Miami president's home, Lewis Place.

The Richmond Art Museum held a retrospective of his work in 2001 and was said to be the largest exhibition of his work ever mounted.

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Born
Feb 14, 1878
Muncie
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Art Academy of Cincinnati
Employment
  • Miami University
Lived in
  • Richmond
  • Muncie
Died
1943

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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