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Baker, George Augustus

Born: 1821 AD
Died: 1880 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Portrait Painter

1821 – Born in New York City. American portrait painter.

         – His portraits are characterized by a wonderful richness of coloring and a life-like rendering of flesh-tints.

1844 – He went to Europe and spent two years in study. Returning to New York, he opened a studio, and soon ranked among the best portrait painters of the time.

1851 – He was elected a member of the national academy of design.

         – The best known of his ideal works are "Love at First Sight", "Wild Flowers", "Children of the Wood", "Faith," and "The May Queen".

1880 – Died on April 2nd in New York.