Samuel Henry Baker
Samuel Henry Baker (1824–1909) was an English landscape artist. He was a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) and the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (RE). He painted rural landscape scenes in watercolour.
Samuel Henry Baker was born in Birmingham, the son of Thomas Baker who was a manager at Matthew Boulton’s Soho Works. He was apprenticed to James Chaplin, a magic-lantern slide painter and trained at Birmingham School of Design. He also took lessons from the landscape painter, Joseph Paul Pettitt who had been a pupil of Joseph Vincent Barber. It was possibly through Pettit that Baker inherited the distinctive drawing style of the Birmingham School with its clear outlines and bold cross hatching. He exhibited over five hundred paintings at the RBSA from 1848–1909 and was elected a member in 1868.
- Flynn, Brendan (2014). A Place for Art: The Story of the RBSA. The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. ISBN 978-0-9930294-0-0.
- Wildman, Stephen (1990). The Birmingham School. Birmingham: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. p. 46.
- Morris, Sidney; Morris, Kathleen (1974). A Catalogue of Birmingham & West Midlands Painters of the Nineteenth Century. Stratford-upon-Avon.
- Oliver Baker (Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery)
- Harold Baker Collection - Library of Birmingham
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