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Thomas Baker (1809-1864)


Thomas Baker (1809-1864)
English Romantic landscape painter in oil and watercolor ;
Thos. Baker ; T. Baker ; Tom Baker ; 
[Born October 9, 1809 in Harborne, Staffordshire, England – died August 10, 1864 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England]


FAD record control number: 48717 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


Thomas Baker (1809-1864) biography:

Birth: October 9, 1809 in Harborne, Staffordshire, England ;
Death: August 10, 1864 in Warwick, Warwickshire, England ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Libra ;

Known for: Watercolor landscapes ; Romantic oil landscapes with cattle and animals ;
Medium: Watercolor ; oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Local landscapes ;

Areas: Harborne, Staffordshire, England ; Midlands, England ; Welsh border regions ; Lake District, Scotland ; Ireland ; Warwick, Warwickshire, England ;
Region: Europe ;
Lived: Warwick, Warwickshire, England ;
Father: Thomas Baker Jr (1778-1835) ;
Mother: Jane (Freeth) Baker (1780-1827) ;
Relatives: William Baker (1804-1860), brother ; Elanour Baker (1806-1814), sister ; Jane Baker (1811-1876), sister ; Edward Baker (1815-1898), brother ; Lucy Baker (1817-1890), sister ; John Baker (1820-1841), brother ;
Spouse: Elizabeth Alice Smith (1820-1902), mistress ;

Training: Charles Street Academy, Birmingham, England under Vincent Barber (1788-1838) ;
Instructors: Vincent Barber (1788-1838) ;

Taught: Taught locals middle-class to paint to help support himself ;

Exhibited with: Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham, England (1827-1858?) ; Royal Academy, London, England (1831-1858) ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1858) ;

Milestones: May have had a mistress and had children in and out of wedlock ; It is unclear if other Thomas Bakers from the same area are his children ;



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Record birth date:
March 10, 2019


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