Frederic Van Vliet Baker (1876-1964)

 

Frederic Van Vliet Baker (1876-1964)
American portrait painter & art educator ; 
Frederick V. Baker ; Frederick V. V. Baker ; F. V. Baker ; F.V. Baker ; F. Van Vliet Baker ; Frederick Baker ;
[Born November 6, 1876 in Brooklyn, NY – died December 18, 1864 in Dover, NJ in a nursing home]

 

FAD record control number: 47992 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Frederic Van Vliet Baker (1876-1964) biography:

Birth: November 6, 1876 in New York, NY ;
Death: December 18, 1864 in Dover, NJ in a nursing home ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Scorpio ;

Known for: Portrait painting ; teaching drawing ; snow scenes ;
Medium: Oil ; pastel ; watercolor ;
Technique: Painting ; drawing ;
Subjects: People ; snow scenes ; snow ; landscapes ; religious ;

Areas: Brooklyn, NY (1876-1895) ; Switzerland (ca.1903) ; Italy (ca.1903) ; Ghent, Belgium (1903) ; Vienna (1903) ; Amityville, NY (ca.1910) ; Paris, France (1898-1905, 7 years) ; New York, NY (1905-1920) ; Larchdell Way, Mountain Lakes, Hanover, Morris, NJ (1920-1964) ;
Region: North East ; Europe ;
Lived: Brooklyn, NY (1876-1895) ; East 61st Street, New York, NY (1880) ; Paris, France (1898-1905, 7 years) ; West 67th Street, New York, NY (1910) ; 368 ?, New York, NY (1915) ; Larchdell Way, Mountain Lakes, Hanover, Morris, NJ (1920-1964) ;
Father: (Arthur) Charles Baker (1844-1906), also an artist, art critic, and banker ;
Mother: Elizabeth “Lottie” Priscilla (Vanderpoel) Baker (1845-1922) ;
Relatives: Edward Vanderpoel Baker (1868-1868), brother ; Charles Baker (1874-?), brother ; Frederick Edward Baker (1869-1932), brother ; Arthur Baker (1878-1880), brother ; Marilyn Louise Baker Vancil (1940-2016), grand-daughter, painted her at 18 years old ;
Spouse: Maude [sometimes listed as Maud] Lillian (Forsbrey) Baker (1874-?), married December 13, 1902 in Brooklyn, NY ;
Children: Frederick Justan Gustave Van Vliet Baker (1903 or 1904-1984), son, middle name for the artist’s teacher and mentor ; Edward La Marche Baker, Sr. (1907-1977), son ;

Training: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (1891-1895) ; Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France (1895-1905) ; Colarossi Academy, Paris, France under Gustave Claude Étienne Courtois (1853-1924) (1895-1905) ;
Instructors: Gustave Claude Étienne Courtois (1853-1924) ;
Work: Worked for two firms : Hastings & Baker, New York, NY ; Adams & Crane, New York, NY ; Commissions : Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany & Prince Randolin of Monaco, including other European royals ; worked in the private studio of Gustave Claude Étienne Courtois (1853-1924), Paris, France ;

Taught: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, taught life drawing, painting & composition (1906-1942) ; Art Center School, New York, NY (1942-1950) ;
Students:

Member: Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, associate (1901) ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, artist member (1906-1964) ; New York Art Club, New York, NY ;
Exhibited with: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1903, 1904) ; Paris Salons, Paris, France (1901, 1902, 1903) ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (1907, 1908, 1909) ; Brooklyn Art Association, Brooklyn, NY (March, 1912 BLE) ; American Art Association, New York, NY, Catalogue of highly valuable oil paintings and water colors by distinguished masters of old and modern schools (March 9, 1907) ; Vienna, Austria, XXXI. Jahres-Ausstellung in Wien [31st annual exhibition in Vienna] (March 19, 1904) ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1906-1907, 1910-1911) ; Louisiana purchase exposition [St. Louis world’s fair], St. Louis, MO, showed Gethsemane (1904) ;  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (1905) ; Sperling Gallery, New York, NY, one-person show of pastels (June, 1944) ;
Awards:

Milestones: Did not submit work to the Paris Salons on the advice of his teacher Gustave Claude Étienne Courtois (1853-1924) who told him to wait until he had something extraordinary to submit, Baker waited and instantly made his reputation and was accepted as an associate of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France (ca.1903), bypassing future judgement to participate within the Salons ; Retired in 1950 ;

Notes: “He [the artist] considered his painting of Christ in the garden of Gethsemane to be his masterpiece. He donated it to his church in Mountain Lakes, NJ.” -Patricia Vancil Parker, the artist’s great granddaughter, via email April 30, 2020 direct to fineartdatabase.org ;

 

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March 29, 2019

Last updated: May 20, 2020 at 22:06 pm

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