Harry Brown Baker (American, 1868-1941) Time for a Smoke
Harry Brown Baker (American, 1868-1941)
Time for a Smoke. Unsigned. Mixed media including gouache and charcoal on paper, sight size 27 1/2 x 20 in., framed. Condition: Losses, tears, and creases to edges, staining u.l.
Provenance: Shane Newell, Baker Studio Collection.
N.B. Harry Brown Baker began his career by illustrating images for books about the American West before moving to Paris to study art. Upon returning to the United States, Baker continued working as an illustrator and painting scenes of the West, while also teaching at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art. Baker and his wife had no children, so his studio and all of its contents were bequeathed to their New Jersey landlord. A granddaughter of that landlord donated the documents and photographs from Baker's estate to the New School in New York City, and sold the remaining items to Shane Newell as the Baker Studio Collection.
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