Baker, George Augustus
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.
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