C1895

Wairarapa.

Artist:

William George Baker (1864 - 1929)

William George Baker 1864-1929 Born in Wellington, second generation New Zealander, his grandfather having come to New Zealand aboard the ‘Lady Nugent’ in 1840. He attended school in Wellington and originally worked as an upholsterer. Although without formal art training … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Wairarapa.

Date:

C1895

Artist:

William George Baker (1864 - 1929)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Oil on canvas
AUTHENTICITY
Wairarapa. - Antique Painting from 1895

Genuine antique
dated:

1895

Description:

William George Baker 1864-1929 Born in Wellington, second generation New Zealander, his grandfather having come to New Zealand aboard the ‘Lady Nugent’ in 1840. He attended school in Wellington and originally worked as an upholsterer. Although without formal art training he began exhibiting in 1883 firstly with the Fine Arts Association and then the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts 1884-1904. His work was also seen at the Otago Arts Society from 1893-1898, the New Zealand Industrial Exhibition in 1885 and the St Louis Exposition in 1904. Waipoua River, Masterton At the turn of the century he became a professional artist, touring the country seeking suitable subjects and painting a great deal in the Wairarapa and the Southern Lakes District. Up until 1902 he had painted only in oils but after this he also painted in watercolours exhibiting at agricultural shows and holding auctions of his works in various towns. He lived the last 30 years of his life in Titahi Bay. Represented Turnbull Library, Hocken Library, Canterbury Museum &amp Numerous private collections. McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Page 11

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