Ralph Baker 1908 - 1976

Ralph Baker worked as an illustrator and commercial artist for forty-five years. Beyond his working life, he created fine art oil and watercolor paintings of landscapes, mining camps in the gold country, and city scenes. Born in Deckard, Tennessee, he moved to Red Bluff, California at the age of thirteen.

Soon afterward, he moved to San Francisco where he studied under Maurice Logan, and at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. In retirement, he moved to Sonora where he painted and taught. He was a member of the Society of Western Artists. Sources: Gordon McClelland and Jay Last, "California Watercolors 1850-1970", 2002; Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940," 2002

Ralph Baker Snow in Groveland Midsized Thumbnail
Snow in Groveland
Ralph Baker Lake Webber Midsized Thumbnail
Lake Webber
Ralph Baker Monterey Cypress Midsized Thumbnail
Monterey Cypress
Ralph Baker Cabin by the Lake Midsized Thumbnail
Cabin by the Lake
Ralph Baker Deserted Cabin and Tree Midsized Thumbnail
Deserted Cabin and Tree
Shed, Ladder and Tree
Ralph Baker Coast Midsized Thumbnail
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