"David C. Baker was born in 1915 in New York City, spent his childhood in Boston and studied at the Massachusetts College of Art, 1934-38. In 1951 he opened his own gallery and studio in Jackson, N.H, and conceived the novel technique of painting which he called "vitreous flux" in 1961.
Representative exhibitions and awards: Twenty-eight one man shows, including the Museum of Art, Portland, Maine 1959. Thirteen regional exhibitions with eight awards, including the James W. Hill Memorial Award (New Hampshire Art Association, 1961 annual show) and the Grace Bliss Stuart Award (New Hampshire Art Association 1965 traveling exhibition). Nineteen national shows and nine prizes, including the Grumbacher Purchase Award (1968 Allied Artists of America Exhibition) and awards at the 1966, '70, and '72 shows of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Engravers Society.
Publication features: American Artist, June 1972; Painting with Markers, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1972; La Revue Moderne des Arts de la Vie, 1967-68; Yankee, 1968; Christian Science Monitor, Jan, 19, 1958, Prize Winning Water Color Book No. 7; Art Review, 1966; Today's Art, 1958; Boston Herald, Hayden Pearson's column, 1953."
from Blue Tarp by David C. Baker,Vitreous Flux Press, Jackson, New Hampshire 1998.
Slide Show of Some of David's Work (above)
This is just the tip of the iceberg! David painted every day and sold his work from his humble and innovative gallery on Rt. 16 to people all over the world. An extensive history of David's work, life, painting demonstration and much more are found in the documentary.