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Elizabeth Gowdy Baker
'Spanish Bridge, Segovia', Woman Artist, Paris Salon, Cooper Union, ASL, PAFA

Circa 1910



Signed lower right, 'Elizabeth Gowdy Baker' (American, 1860-1927) and painted circa 1910. Exhibited: New York Watercolor Club, Circa 1900 After graduating from Monmouth College, Elizabeth Gowdy Baker furthered her studies at New York's Cooper Union and at the Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts, later attending Cowles Art School in Boston where she studied under William Merritt Chase and H. Siddons Mowbray. She subsequently traveled extensively in Europe, studying and painting in Rome, Florence and Paris. She was the founder and first president of the Society of Aquarellists and a member of numerous art associations including the National Association of Watercolor Artists and the National Arts Club. She exhibited widely and with success including at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (1877-1895), the National Art Club, the Art Institute of Chicago and New York's Ainslee Galleries among others. The artist is listed in all relevant reference works including Benezit and Who Was Who in American Art and her work is held in the permanent collections of museums nationwide. Reference: Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America, Peter Hastings Falk, Sound View Press 1999, Vol. 1, p. 179-180; E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Jacques Busse, 1999 Nouvelle Éditions, Gründ 1911, Vol. 1, p.654; Iowa Artist of the First Hundred Years, Ness & Orwig; American Art News, 3-27-1909; NY Times, 10-14-1927 (obit).


  • Creator
    Elizabeth Gowdy Baker (1860 - 1927)
  • Creation Year
    Circa 1910
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20.5 in. (52.07 cm)Width: 17.25 in. (43.82 cm)Depth: .13 in. (3.31 mm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    artist's paper on card. age-toning; unframed.
  • Gallery Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3446312332

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