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Baker, Harry B., 1848-1929



  • Existence: 1868 - 1941

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Harry B. Baker papers

Identifier: KA-0090-01

Harry B. Baker (1868-1941) was an illustrator who taught at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (which became Parsons School of Design) in the early 20th century. Before moving to New York, Baker traveled the American West. He illustrated bar fights, cowboys, Native Americans, and street scenes. The collection includes photographs of Baker and his students, a letter from Frank Alvah Parsons, and illustrations by Baker.

Dates: 1891 - 1946

James Vinton Stowell sketch of Harry Baker

Identifier: KA-0100

James Vinton Stowell graduated from the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons The New School for Design) in 1917 with an Advertising Design degree, and was employed by the school as a trade representive through the 1918-1919 academic year. The subject of the pencil sketch, titled "Portrait of 'Our Mr. Baker'," is Harry B. Baker, who taught life drawing at the school from 1915 until his death in 1941.

Dates: circa 1916

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