"I was initially drawn to this work by David G. Baker because of its pearlescent effect and its lack of pretension. A lot of still lives are too composed or are too saccharine for my taste, while this example is perfectly subtle. I love the blending of greens and blues in the background, and the frame which complements the brassy tones of the objects." - Catharine L. Holmes, Director of Marketing
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Mr. Baker has exhibited his paintings at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Butler Institute of American Art, and the Phillips Mill Annual Exhibition in New Hope, Pennsylvania, from which he took the Richard Hughes Award in 1998. He was part of the Director’s Invitational at More Gallery in Philadelphia, and has had solo exhibitions at the Artists’ House Gallery in Philadelphia and the William Baczek Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts.
In 2003, he was selected for inclusion in the exhibition “Representing Representation,” which opened at the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, New York, and later that year he took part in Vose Galleries’ monumental group exhibition, Realism Now: Traditions & Departures, Mentors and Protégés, in which this still life was shown. Baker’s work is in numerous private collections and in the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, the United States Mint, and Lutece Restaurant in New York. Mr. Baker currently resides in Maine.
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With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. MP-008, November 2003
To private collection, Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts, November 2003 to present
1). Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. MP-008
2). (handwritten on piece of old backing attached verso) David G. Baker 2002 / DAVID GRAEME BAKER
Realism Now: Traditions & Departures, Mentors and Protégés, Part I, Artists from New England, greater Philadelphia, and greater Minneapolis, Vose Galleries, Boston, November 24, 2003 – January 17, 2004