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John Baker Art

JOHN BAKER (USA)

John Baker is a widely exhibited painter based in Boston and New York whose solo exhibitions have been favorably reviewed in the Boston Globe (his paintings demonstrate that the human figure as a source of fresh ideas still endures), Art New England (Baker’s collages raise a bunch of interesting issues) and American Art Collector (John Baker’s wonderful and worthy project). A native of New York City, Baker was a pupil of Donald Judd for two years. The influence of the sculptor’s constructivist method remains an influence on Baker’s collage process, but Baker’s artistic results are more sensual and emotional as he adds the elements of subtle color harmony and reliance on impulse.

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"The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense", acrylic, portrait, collage, beige, blue
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “The Ego and the Mechanism’s of Defense” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 20 x 16 inches in beige, blues, greens and ochres. The painting borrows its title ...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"I’ve Known Him for a Long Time", acrylic, portrait, collage, beige, grey, ochre
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “I’ve Known Him for a Long Time” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 16 x 12 inches in beige, ochre and dark grey. The two halves represent not so much a perso...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Two Sides to any Story", acrylic, portrait, collage, beige, white, ochre
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Two Sides to any Story” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 14 x 11 inches in beige, whites and ochres. However modest in purely pictorial terms, the painting...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Mixed Media, Acrylic, Canvas

"A Good Read", acrylic, collage, painting, girl, yellow, red, lavenders
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “A Good Read” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 46 x 40 inches in yellows and lavenders with dusty red accents. Anecdotal to the extreme, the painting depict...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"The Death of Nelson Rockefeller", acrylic painting, portrait, collage, pinks
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “The Death of Nelson Rockefeller”, a double portrait, is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches in pinks, greys, greens and blues. Rockefeller’s...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"A Treat for Sasha", acrylic, portrait, collage, orange, green, brown, red
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “A Treat for Sasha” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 36 x 24 x 1.5 inches in oranges, greens, browns and reds. The twirling hands of the pet owner manipulat...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"The Ego and the Id", acrylic, portrait, collage, grey, tan, red
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “The Ego and the Id” is an imaginary portrait, acrylic on canvas with collage 15 x 10 x 1.5 inches in flesh tones, greys and tans with red highlights. The painting’s tit...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Shotgun Wedding", acrylic, portrait, collage, bride, green, white, yellow
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Shotgun Wedding” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 56 x 30 x 1.5 inches in greens, whites, flesh tones and yellows. The bride is radiant on her wedding day,...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Domestic Dispute", acrylic, portrait, collage, woman, man, blue, red, white
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Domestic Dispute”, an acrylic painting on canvas with collage, 48 x 36 x 1.5 inches in blues and flesh tones with red and white accents, depicts a violent moment in a b...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Bubblegum Girl", acrylic, portrait, collage, pink, green, girl, sassy
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Bubblegum Girl” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 72 x 42 x 1.5 inches in pinks, greens and flesh tones. The bright pink of the sassy, body-proud, girl’s bu...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Population Explosion", acrylic, portrait, collage, pink, blue, red
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Population Explosion” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 55 x 36 x 1.5 inches in pinks, blues, reds and flesh tones. The six babies, some fetal, others neo-n...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Thumbs Up", acrylic painting, portrait, collage, brown, grey, lavender
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Thumbs Up” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage, 20 x 16 x 1.5 inches, in greys, lavenders, browns and flesh tones. The upbeat meaning of the thumbs up gesture...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Old Man Releasing a Caged Bird", acrylic, portrait, collage, blue, brown
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Old Man Releasing a Caged Bird” is an imaginary portrait painting, acrylic on canvas with collage, 24 x 18 x 1.5 inches in browns, blues and flesh tones. The bird is de...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Mixed Media, Acrylic, Canvas

"Old Madman 4", acrylic painting, portrait, collage, flesh tones, grey, brown
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Old Madman #4”, an imaginary portrait 14 x 18 x .75 inches in flesh tones, greys, browns and whites, is from the artist’s important “Madman Series”. As Yeats wrote: “An...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Old Madman 3", acrylic painting, portrait, collage, greys, browns, whites
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Old Madman #3”, an imaginary portrait 24 x 18 x 1.5 inches in flesh tones, greys, browns and whites, is from the artist’s important “Madman Series”. As Yeats wrote: “An...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Best of Both Worlds II", acrylic, painting, collage, portrait, tan, grey, green
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Best of Both Worlds II”, an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 25 x 22 x 1.5 inches (frame 4 inches wide), is a self-portrait in tans, green, greys and flesh tones...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Best of Both Worlds I", acrylic, painting, collage, portrait, tans, oranges
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Best of Both Worlds I”, an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 25.5 x 22 x 1.5 inches (frame 4 inches wide) is a self-portrait in tans, greys, oranges and flesh ton...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Flute Player", acrylic, painting, collage, portrait, music, orange, green
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Flute Player” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 20 x 16 x 1.5 inches in flesh tones, oranges, greens and browns. The detail and expression of the player’s e...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Body and Spirit #1", acrylic, painting, collage, maroon, blue, tan, flesh tones
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Body and Spirit #1”, an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 36 x 24 x 1.5 inches in maroons, blues, flesh tones and tans, is the inaugural work in the artist’s “Bod...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"A Good Scratch", acrylic, painting, collage, blues, yellows, portrait
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “A Good Scratch” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 20 x 20 x 1.5 inches in royal blues, golden yellows and flesh tones. Part of the modernist and post-modern...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"The Philosopher Heraclitus", acrylic painting, portrait, collage, browns, pinks
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s "The Philosopher Heraclitus," an imaginary portrait, is an acrylic on canvas with collage 24 x 20 inches in browns, oranges and pinks. Embers, smoke, flames and ashes fo...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Old Madman #2", acrylic painting, portrait, collage, pinks, browns, black, tan
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Old Madman #2” is an imaginary portrait 20 x 16 x 1.5 inches in pinks, browns, blacks and tans. As Yeats wrote: “And when they know what old books tell/And that no bett...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Old Madman #1", acrylic painting, portrait, collage, maroon, grey, blues, pinks
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Old Madman #1”, an imaginary portrait 20 x 16 x 1.5 inches in maroon, grey, blues and pinks, is the inaugural work in the artist’s important “Madman Series”. As Yeats w...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Mixed Media, Acrylic, Canvas

"Letting her Hair Down #2", acrylic, painting, collage, grey, pink, portrait
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Letting her Hair Down #2” is an imaginary portrait of a young woman in pearl greys, pinks and whites. The left half of the composition suggests relative control, even r...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Letting her Hair Down #1", acrylic, painting, collage, grey, pink, portrait
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Letting her Hair Down #1” is an imaginary portrait of a young woman in pearl greys, pinks and whites. The right half of the composition suggests relative control, even ...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Abstraction", acrylic, painting, collage, color symphony, vibrant
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Abstraction” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 36 x 48 inches. A full and vibrant color symphony, the image depicts a large abstract painting being created ...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"In One Ear and Out the Other", acrylic, painting, collage, portrait, pink, blue
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s portrait “In One Ear and Out the Other” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 24 x 18 inches in various pinks and purples with blue and emerald green highlights....
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Imaginary Portrait of Empress Maria Theresa", acrylic, collage, pinks, silver
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Imaginary Portrait of Empress Maria Theresa”, Eighteenth Century Empress of Austria, is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 40 x 30 inches in silver and flesh to...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Three Lovers", acrylic, canvas, portrait, collage, pinks, blues, greys
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s portrait “Three Lovers” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 20 x 16 inches in pinks and blues standing forward from a broad array of rich greys. The third love...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Indecision", acrylic, mixed media, portrait, painting, blue, orange, red, white
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Indecision” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 24 x 18 inches in sapphire blue highlighted by rich orange-reds and soft whites. The portrait of a young woman...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"The Interpretation of Dreams: an Imaginary Portrait, acrylic, painting, maroon
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “The Interpretation of Dreams: an Imaginary Portrait”, an acrylic painting on canvas 30 x 30 inches in maroons, tans and mint green, is from the artist’s “Psychoanalyst ...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Mixed Media, Acrylic, Canvas

"Young Son with his Parents", acrylic, collage, painting, blue, maroon, yellow
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Young Son with his Parents” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 39 x 30 inches in rich, mid-range blues with maroon and yellow accents. The son has triumphed:...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"My Neighbors Became Lovers: An Imaginary Double Portrait", acrylic painting
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “My Neighbors Became Lovers: An Imaginary Double Portrait” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 36 x 30 inches in chocolate browns and pinks counterpointed by d...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Pygmalion and Galatea", acrylic, collage, face, woman, white, greys
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Pygmalion and Galatea” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 63 x 36 inches, in pearl whites and a wide range of greys: green grey, grey white, and dark, rich g...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Madman I", acrylic painting, portrait, collage, figure, insanity, grey, brown
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Madman I” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage, 27.25 x 23 inches, an imaginary portrait in muted tones of brown and grey. From the artist’s “Insanity” series,...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Evening Downpour", acrylic, collage, painting, blues, woman, umbrella
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Evening Downpour” is an acrylic painting on canvas 40 x 30 inches in rich lavenders and electric blues. The smiling young woman is totally unperturbed by the complete i...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Cellist", acrylic, collage, painting, music, blue, white, orange
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Cellist” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 48 x 36 inches in a range of rich blues, cool whites and orange russets. The explosive fragmentation of the compo...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Foot Feel", acrylic, collage, painting, figure, blues, pinks, lemon yellow
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Foot Feel” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 48.5 x 36 inches in pastel pinks and blues, and cream whites and lemon yellows. The toes of the gentleman’s rig...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Shooting the Rapids", acrylic, collage, painting, figure, blues, auburn, red
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Shooting the Rapids” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 48.5 x 36 inches in rich blues with auburn and red counterpoints and highlights. The young woman’s mo...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Harvest", acrylic, mixed media, collage, figure, forest, greens, pinks, yellows
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Harvest” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 60 x 44 inches in deep greens, and light pinks and yellows. The sun is the dominant motif in this intricate compo...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Siblings: An Imaginary Portrait", acrylic, collage, painting, blue, white, pink
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Siblings: An Imaginary Portrait” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 11 x 9 x 1.5 inches in pinks, blues and whites. A quintessential image of gender, the pai...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Urban Melancholy: An Imaginary Portrait", acrylic, painting, blues, purple
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Urban Melancholy: An Imaginary Portrait” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 20 x 16 x 1.5 inches that compounds the reflective sadness of two sisters, one a ...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Mother/Daughter Duo", portrait, acrylic, canvas, collage, flesh tones, pinks
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Mother/Daughter Duo” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 20 x 16 x 1.5 inches in flesh tones, pinks and light earth tones. The intimacy of the two, enveloped ...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"He Stayed behind in Katmandu I", acrylic, collage, painting, blues, russets
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “He Stayed behind in Katmandu I” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 20.25 x 17.75 x 1.5 inches in light Prussian blues, russets and flesh tones. The western “...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"At the Easel", acrylic, canvas, collage, portrait, flesh tones, red, blue
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “At the Easel” is a 36 x 30 inch acrylic on canvas with collage in midnight blue, lobster red and flesh tones. Calculated ambiguities and impossibilities are everywhere ...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"An Evening at Chess", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, red, orange
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “An Evening at Chess” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 50 x 40 x 1.5 inches in cadmium red-orange, lime greens and deep and lighter blues. The king’s crown ...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Acrylic, Canvas, Mixed Media

"Mountain Embrace", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, blues, pinks
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Mountain Embrace” is an acrylic painting with collage on canvas 67 x 46 x 1.5 inches in pinks, blues, greens and yellows. The cluster of intertwined, nearly life size f...
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Early 2000s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Sanctuary Kiss", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, forest, greens
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Sanctuary Kiss”, an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 37 ¾ x 24 ¾ inches in luminous greens accented with light cobalt blues, is from the artist’s Sanctuary serie...
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Early 2000s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Any Three-Year-Old Could Paint That", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Any Three-Year-Old Could Paint That” is a 35 x 50 inch acrylic painting on canvas with collage in bright yellows, reds, blues and whites. The young artist wears an expr...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Tip Toe Kiss II", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, forest, greens
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Tip Toe Kiss II”, an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 42.5 x 28.25 x 1.5 inches, in forest greens and solar yellows, is from the artist’s “Sanctuary” series. The...
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Early 2000s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Old Man Listening to a Bird", acrylic painting, mixed media, portrait, blue
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Old Man Listening to a Bird” is an 18 x 14 x 1 inch acrylic painting on canvas with collage. An imaginary portrait with dark tones and off whites and a saturated blue h...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"On the Beach", acrylic, collage, mixed media, painting, couple, browns
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “On the Beach”, an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 68 x 46 x 1.5 inches in lavenders, maroons and Van Dyck browns, depicts a couple together in fantastic costume...
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Early 2000s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Forest Embrace", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, greens, plant life
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Forest Embrace”, an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 38.5 x 26.5 inches in greens and whites with solar yellow highlights, is from the artist’s Sanctuary series....
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Early 2000s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Old Man Riding a Tricycle", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, red
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Old Man Riding a Tricycle”, an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 44 x 36 x .75 inches in intense red, yellows and greens, is a tongue-incheek depiction of the equ...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Thoughts of the Great Outdoors", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Thoughts of the Great Outdoors” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 82 x 36 inches in rich and resonant greens and blues suggestive of verdant nature. The mon...
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Early 2000s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"A Meeting in Rome II", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, divided self
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “A Meeting in Rome II, an acrylic painting on canvas with collage, 29 x 27 inches, in cardinal red, lavenders, yellows and green, is part of the artist’s “divided self” ...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"A Meeting in Rome I", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, divided self
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “A Meeting in Rome I”, an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 36 x 26 inches, in Cardinal red, pink and greens, is from the artist’s “divided self” series. A figure,...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Art

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"Young Man with a Bouquet of his own Thoughts", acrylic, collage, painting
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Young Man with a Bouquet” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 48 x 36 inches in strong yellows, reds, blues and greens. The painting depicts a youth sadly co...
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Early 2000s Contemporary John Baker Art

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic