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 Thomas King Baker  (1911 - 1972)

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Lived/Active: Missouri      Known for: mod naive figure-genre, collage

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1911 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
 
Death
1972

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Missouri

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An artist known for evoking Kansas City life in the 1950s, Thomas Baker was not appreciated during his lifetime but discovered as having significant artistic merit in the 1990s by art dealer Tom McCormick. Born in Pittsburgh in 1911, Baker took a job out of high school as an insurance underwriter and married Mila Hoover, a Radcliffe graduate with a degree in art history and an assistant to the Director of the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City.

During World War II, he was drafted and sen (showing 500 of 2120 characters).



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