Thomas Barker of Bath
(1769 - 1847)
Thomas Barker of Bath was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. Thomas Barker of Bath is known for landscape and figure in landscape painting, lithographs.
Biography Thomas Barker of Bath
Thomas Barker (1769 – 11 December 1847), (known as 'Barker of Bath,') was a British painter of landscape and rural life.
Barker was born in 1769, at Trosnant near the village of Pontypool, in Monmouthshire. His father, Benjamin Barker, was the son of a barrister, and practiced as an artist, but never attempted more than the portraits of horses. He eventually took up employment as a Japanware decorator.
From an early age Barker showed a remarkable talent for drawing figures and designing landscapes; although he never took a lesson in either drawing or painting and was entirely self-taught. When he was sixteen his family moved to Bath where the patronage of an opulent coach-builder named Spackman, allowed him to follow his talen
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