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  Anna Baker

Anna Baker was born in London, Ontario, Canada in 1928, and graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1950.  She received a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1954, and went on to teach at Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, Ohio for three years.

One of her students, who became an acclaimed silversmith, wrote “Anna believed there was integration in all fields of learning; art was part of English, of History, of Mathematics, and every other aspect of life. So Baker exposed us to writers, philosophers and music..... it was exciting and stimulating. We absorbed it all, and our own artistic creations flourished.”         Elizabeth  Nutt, Silversmith,  Canadia, New Hampshire.


Anna integrated her wide interests into the subject matter of her paintings – The Ambrose Small Series, The Rosa Bonheur Series, ``Before Salisbury``, The Cranford Series, ``Reluctance``(Robert Frost), ``Henry V``, ``Cornish Ships``, `Trojan Horse`` , ``Don Quixote``, etc. for hundreds of paintings.
Anna obtained countless awards for prints, paintings and drawings including the prestigious Logan Prize in 1956 for “High Frequency Ping”.

The last twenty-nine years of her life, Anna spent in the village of Barton, Vermont where she had opted out of the  art world of dealers and galleries to a place where she could work in her own way on her own terms.   She remained a Canadian citizen using her 1950 resident alien card.

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