The Legacy of Artist David C. Baker

September 7 - 28, 2012


"David C. Baker was born in 1915 in New York City, spent his childhood in Boston and studied at the Massachusetts College of Art, 1934-38. In 1951 he opened his own gallery and studio in Jackson, N.H, and conceived the fundamentals of "vitreous flux" in 1961. Since then he has devoted himself to developing this novel technique both for watercolor and, in the early 1970's for markers.

Representative exhibitions  and awards: Twenty-eight one man shows, including the Museum of Art, Portland, Maine 1959. Thirteen regional exhibitions with eight awards, including the James W. Hill Memorial Award (New Hampshire Art Association, 1961 annual show) and the Grace Bliss Stuart Award (New Hampshire Art Association 1965 traveling exhibition). Nineteen national shows and nine prizes, including the Grumbacher Purchase Award (1968 Allied Artists of America Exhibition) and awards at the 1966, '70, and '72 shows of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Engravers Society.

Publication features: American Artist, June 1972; Painting with Markers, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1972; La Revue Moderne des Arts de la Vie, 1967-68; Yankee, 1968; Christian Science Monitor, Jan, 19, 1958, Prize Winning Water Color Book No. 7; Art Review, 1966; Today's Art, 1958; Boston Herald, Hayden Pearson's column, 1953.

from Blue Tarp by David C. Baker,Vitreous Flux Press, Jackson, New  Hampshire 1998.  David died Christmas eve, December, 1999.


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above: figure drawing by David Baker, and below, David painting in his studio. Photos by Judy Faust

The Legacy of Artist David C. Baker

Jackson, New Hampshire, September 2012

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