Alan Douglas BAKER

The notion of becoming an artist was a true privilege in the early 20th century. Alan Baker recalls, "I was fortunate in the extreme when my father enrolled me in the life classes conducted by J.S. Watkins in an old building in Margaret Street, Sydney ".

The Watkin's school placed a heavy emphasis on tonal drawing, a grounding that is visible in his later still lifes.

Baker gave back to the arts and was vigilant in establishing an art community around him. He was a Fellow and Vice President of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales and on its Council for many years. He was also a trustee of the Marshall Bequest at the New South Wales Art Gallery. Baker was a member of Camden Rotary Club for eighteen years

Baker's works are in the New South Wales Art Gallery, the National Gallery - Canberra, Queensland Institute of Technology, the Hinton collection at Armidale, and many private and public collections.

Gender Male
Country of Birth Australia
Date of Death 1986