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John Baker Mixed Media

American, b. 1944

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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Artist: John Baker
"Multiple Personality Disorder", acrylic, portrait, collage, grey, black, white
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Multiple Personality Disorder” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage and custom frame 28 x 26.5 x 4 inches in greys, blacks, whites and flesh tones. Outer and i...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"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 Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Masks of a Novelist: An Imaginary Portrait of Tom Wolfe", acrylic, painting
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Masks of a Novelist: An Imaginary Portrait of Tom Wolfe”, a 42 x 32 x 1.5 inch acrylic painting with collage on canvas, is not so much a depiction of Tom Wolfe’s appear...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Southern Belle: An Imaginary Portrait", acrylic, painting, woman, pastel, pink
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Southern Belle: An Imaginary Portrait”, a 43 x 32 x 1.5 inch acrylic painting with collage on canvas is from the artist’s Socialite series. Painted in pastel colors: pa...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Mixed Media

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Acrylic, Canvas, Mixed Media

"Down he Goes II", acrylic, portrait, collage, male, tans, whites, earth tones
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Down he Goes II,” an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 20 x 16 inches in tans, whites and earth tones with red and green highlights, is from the artist’s new “Fal...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"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 Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"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 Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Acrylic, Canvas

"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 Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"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 Mixed Media

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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 Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"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 Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"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 Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Man of the World", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, portrait, neutral
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Man of the World”, an acrylic painting on canvas with collage, an imaginary portrait 27.5 x 21 inches, in muted neutral tones highlighted by lemon and golden yellows an...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"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 Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"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 Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"In the Sea", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, ocean, men, woman
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “In the Sea” is a 47.75 x 29.5 x 1.5 inch acrylic painting with collage on canvas that is an expressive depiction of men and women in the ocean. The freely brushed blue ...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"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 Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Acrylic, Canvas

"Light of My Life", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, female, blues
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Light of my Life” is a 58 x 45 inch acrylic painting on canvas with collage in harmonized sky blues, yellow greens and radiant whites with passages of rose and lavender...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"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 Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Her Beautiful Thoughts", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, pinks, blue
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Her Beautiful Thoughts” is a 23.5 x 19.5 x 1.5 inches acrylic painting with collage on canvas in light pinks and blues and deep russets. The active dispersion of small ...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Young Man with a Device", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, technology
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Young Man with a Device” is a 19 x 15 x 1.5 inch acrylic painting with collage on canvas depicting a youth possessively clutching a technological device. The large, dar...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Eclipse Chaser", acrylic painting, collage, figure, landscape, orange, blues
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s “Eclipse Chaser”, an acrylic painting on canvas with collage, 44 x 24 inches, depicts the inner human experience of a total solar eclipse. Deep solar orange counterpoint...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

"Southern Belle II", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, socialite, blues
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
John Baker’s Southern Belle II, a 41.5 x 29 x 1.5 inch acrylic painting on canvas with collage, is from the artist’s “Socialite” series. Painted in pastel pinks and blues, flesh tone...
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2010s Contemporary John Baker Mixed Media

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

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"The Philosopher Heraclitus", acrylic painting, portrait, collage, browns, pinks
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"Bad Little Boy", John Baker, acrylic, biker, collage, reds, whites, blacks
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"He owns the Moon", acrylic, mixed media, collage, painting, king, lobster
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Old Drinker
By John Baker
Located in Boston, MA
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"Pleiades II", John Baker, acrylic, mixed media, collage, blues, pinks
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Located in Boston, MA
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Smoking Debutante
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Located in Boston, MA
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John Baker mixed media for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic John Baker mixed media available for sale. If you’re looking for a way to add color to a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of yellow and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by John Baker in acrylic paint, canvas, fabric and more. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 21st Century and Contemporary, and is mostly associated with the Contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large John Baker mixed media, so small editions measuring 9 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Amy Smith, Plastic Jesus and , Francie Hester. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $900 and tops out at $9,300, while the average work can sell for $2,800.

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