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Thomas Baker

 (1911 - 1972)
Thomas King Baker was active/lived in Missouri.  Thomas Baker is known for mod naive figure-genre, collage.

Biography   Thomas Baker

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 sent to England where he worked as a clerk and then returned to his insurance job in Kansas City. He and his wife became close friends of artist Fred James and his wealthy wife, Diana Hearne, and they visited them frequently at their second home on Mart   ...  Displaying 750 of 2120 characters.

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