Arthur Baker-Clack

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Arthur Baker-Clack
Born Arthur Baker Clack
(1877-01-10)10 January 1877
'Bendleby', Booleroo, South Australia[1]
Died 1955
Folkestone, Kent, England
Residence Australia, France, England
Nationality British subject
Education Way College, Wayville, South Australia
Occupation Painter
Style Impressionism
Spouse(s) Edith Mary (died Hythe, Kent 29 April 1960)
Parents Noah Clack (1837–1904) and Harriet nee Baker (1836–1901)

Arthur Baker–Clack was an Australian-born painter in the impressionist school. He was at the art colony at Étaples, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France from 1910, and continued to live in the region during World War I and after.

Career[edit]

He was a tutor at Conmurra Station, Kingston SE, South Australia.[2]

He was a journalist the The Register before moving to the Perth Morning Herald covering the Western Australian goldfields.[1]

He exhibited in Paris,[3] London[4][5] and Australia[6] and was a jury member for the Salon d'Automne and of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts.

Arthur Baker-Clack, The Boat Yard, 1913

Personal[edit]

He lived in Étaples with his wife, Edith, however their house was destroyed during World War I. After the war they built a residence at Etaples, 'Bendlebi'.[7] Edith had been his nurse during a period of illness.[1]

Education[edit]

Mr. James Ashton's Art Academy, in Adelaide and at Way College, Wayville, South Australia (1899–1900)[1]

He also trained in London and Paris and with Rupert Bunny at Étaples.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "PERSONAL.". The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 – 1931) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 3 October 1928. p. 13. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "HOME OF BEAUTY.". The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 30 April 1927. p. 16. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "GENERAL CABLE NEWS.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 4 November 1931. p. 12. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "BEAU ARTS GALLERY.". Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, WA : 1916 – 1938) (Kalgoorlie, WA: National Library of Australia). 17 April 1928. p. 23. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "ROYAL ACADEMY EXHIBITS.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 2 May 1930. p. 12. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "ART EXHIBITION.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 30 September 1927. p. 6. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "HOME of BEAUTY from the RUINS of WAR.". The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 23 April 1927. p. 17. Retrieved 21 December 2012.