Jeannie Baker

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Jeannie Baker
Born (1950-03-02) 2 March 1950 (age 64)
Croydon, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Children's author and illustrator
Nationality British/Australian
Period 1975–present
Genre Children's literature

Jeannie Baker (born 2 November 1950) is an English author and illustrator of a number of children's picture books, the most notable of which is perhaps Where the Forest meets the Sea. Baker was born in Croydon, England and attended art college at Brighton Polytechnic before emigrating to Australia in 1975 and becoming a children's writer.[1]

Jeannie Baker is known for her use of mixed media to create detailed and elaborate collages, she has developed a very individual style that is distinctly recognisable. These collages are considered works of art in themselves; a series of her collages created for the book Belonging formed part of a travelling exhibition 2004–present.

Her work focusses on a diverse range of issues including; family, society, sustainability, the environment, car-free urban spaces, Australian outback and wildlife.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Polar (1975)
  • Grandfather (1977)
  • Grandmother (1978)
  • Millicent (1980)
  • One Hungry Spider (1982)
  • Home in the Sky (1984)
  • Where the Forest Meets the Sea (1988) - Also in big book format
  • Window (1991) - Also in big book format
  • The Story of Rosy Dock (1995)
  • The Hidden Forest (2000) - Also in big book format
  • Belonging (2004) - US Title: Home
  • Mirror (2010)

Exhibitions[edit]

  • Magic of the Daintree
  • Belonging Travelling Exhibition
Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens - 2004
Sydney Australian Museum - 2004
Canberra Museum & Gallery - 2005
Orange Regional Art Gallery - 2005
Adelaide Botanic Gardens - 2005
Brisbane Museum - 2005
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery - 2006

Film[edit]

  • The Story of Rosy Dock - 10 minute animated film
1995 Gold Medal for Animation, Palma International Film Festival

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baker, Jeannie, AustLit.

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