George Holbrook Baker
(1827 - 1906)
George Holbrook Baker was active/lived in California, New York. George Baker is known for sketch art, landscape lithographs, woodcut views.
Biography George Holbrook Baker
Born in East Medway, Massachusetts, George Holbrook Baker became known for his sketch-art abilities and lithography.
His grandfather was the first bell caster in America. At age seventeen, Baker apprenticed to a commercial artist in New York City and then became a prize-winning student at the National Academy of Design during the Gold Rush Days.
In 1849, picking up on this excitement, he and several others traveled to Mexico to do gold mining and then went to San Francisco where his lithograph Port Of San Francisco 1849 appeared in the New York Times that same year.
He ran Baker's Express, which brought mail to the gold miners, and he sketched as he traveled. In Sacramento, he went into the mercantile bu
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