(1921/1931 - 1996/1995)
Kenneth Baker was active/lived in South Africa. Kenneth Baker is known for modernist painting, marine, figure, town genre, landscape.
Biography Kenneth Baker
Cecil Kenneth Baker (1931 - 1995)
An impressionist in style and inclination, Kenneth Baker always filled his work with people he could relate to, and characters he understood intimately. Painted with the utmost compassion, the working class subjects of his paintings became real people with real problems, often unable to extricate themselves from the vicious cycle of poverty, despair and degradation.
Baker was a self-taught artist and found inspiration in the work of Gregoire Boonzaier in terms of style and subject matter. Before commencing a career as a full-time artist, Baker worked as a sign writer in the Cape Town docks, where he immersed himself in the lives of the fisher folk. The accurate and poignant depictions of harbo
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