Mary Baker Art
Biography

Blue Morning Glory, painting by Mary Baker

Blue Morning Glory © Mary Baker

 

About Mary Baker

Mary Baker is a contemporary realistic oil painter. Fascinated by Contemporary Realism, Mary studied with internationally renowned, representational artist Steve Hawley. She also received a bachelors degree in art and art history as well as a masters degree in painting. The skill and attention to detail in Mary's artwork is a reflection of her years of art education. Mary Baker's tasteful and perceptive art work is for the discriminating buyer.

Mary Baker has been represented in New York City by the Mussavi Gallery in Soho, Grand Central Art Galleries on 57th Street and the Hoorn-Ashby Gallery on Madison Avenue. She has shown in the prestigious Sherry French Gallery in Chelsea, in New York City. The artist has also had shows up and down the East Coast and is in public and private collections throughout the United States.

Mary was born and raised in New York City. Part of Mary Baker's art education has been the hundred's of hours that she has spent in New York City's many art museums and art galleries. This distinct art education gave Mary Baker a sophisticated and cultured understanding of the mystery of art that is evident in her realistic oil paintings.

 

Sunflower 3, painting by Mary Baker

Sunflower 3 © Mary Baker

Detailed Biography

 

Education

1982-1986
Studied with Steve Hawley
Newburyport, MA

1979-1980
M.A. in Painting
Northern Illinios University, DeKalb, IL

1970-1974
B.A. in Studio Art and Art History
Elmira College, Elmira, NY

1968-1970
The Chapin School
New York, NY

 

Galleries

2002-2003
Hoorn-Ashby Gallery
New York, NY

1990-2002
Peter Eaton Inc.
Newburyport, MA

1993
Grand Central Art Galleries, Inc.
New York, NY

1989-1990
The Mussavi Gallery
New York, NY

 

Blue Morning Glory, painting by Mary Baker

Blue Morning Glory © Mary Baker (private collection)

 

Shows

2009

Kaya
Newburyport, MA
One Person Show

2008

The Sherry French Gallery
New York, NY
"Flowers in February" Group Show

2007

The Sherry French Gallery
New York, NY
"Small Sizes-Prescious Pieces" Group show

The Sherry French Gallery
New York, NY
"Mainly Maine" Group show

2006

The Erlich Gallery
Marblehead, MA
Group Show

The Framemakers Gallery
Danvers, MA
Group Show

2005

The Walsingham Gallery
Newburyport, MA
Holiday Show

The Framemakers Gallery
Danvers, MA
Group Show

The Erlich Gallery
Marblehead, MA
Group Show

The Walsingham Gallery
Newburyport, MA
Spring Show

The Walsingham Gallery
Newburyport, MA
Flower Show

The Walsingham Gallery
Newburyport, MA
Summer Show

The Framemakers Gallery
Danvers, MA
Two Person Show

2003

Hoorn-Ashby Gallery
New York, NY
Group Show

Hoorn-Ashby Gallery
Nantucket, MA
Group Show

2002

Hoorn-Ashby Gallery
New York, NY
Group Show

Hoorn-Ashby Gallery
Nantucket, MA
Group Show

2001

Peter Eaton Inc.
Newburyport, MA
Exhibition

The Chapin School
New York, NY
Exhibition

2000

Peter Eaton Inc.
Newburyport, MA
Exhibition

1999

Peter Eaton Inc.
Newburyport, MA
One Person Show

1998

Peter Eaton Inc.
Newburyport, MA
Exhibition

1997

Peter Eaton Inc.
Newburyport, MA
One Person Show

1994

Peter Eaton Inc.
Newburyport, MA
Exhibition

1993

Grand Central Art Galleries
New York, NY
Group Show

The Chapin School
New York, NY
Exhibition

Custom House Maritime Museum
Newburyport, MA
"At the Beach" Group Show

1992

Francesca Anderson Fine Art
Lexington, MA
Two Person Show

Peter Eaton Inc.
Newburyport, MA
One Person Show

James Hunt Barker Gallery
Palm Beach, FL
One Person Show

Kinnaman and Raemakers
Easthampton, Long Island, NY
One Person Show

Anna Howard Gallery
Washington, CT
One Person Show

James Hunt Barker Gallery
Nantucket, MA
One Person Show

Francesca Anderson Fine Art
Lexington, MA
"Miniatures" Group Show

1991

The Chapin School
New York, NY
Exhibition

Peter Eaton Inc.
Newburyport, MA
One Person Show

James Hunt Barker Gallery
Nantucket, MA
One Person Show

1990

Custom House Maritime Museum
Newburyport, MA
and Peter Eaton Inc
One Person Show

The Mussavi Gallery
Southampton, Long Island, NY
One Person Show

The Mussavi Gallery
Southampton, Long Island, NY
"Retrospective" Group show

The Mussavi Gallery
New York, NY
"American Landscapes" Group show

1989

The Mussavi Gallery
New York, NY
Two Person Show

The Mussavi Gallery
Southampton, Long Island, NY
One Person Show

1987

Wichita Art Museum
Wichita Kansas
Group Show

1986

Art Research Associates
Wenham, MA
Group Show

1985

Art Research Associates
Wenham, MA
Group Show

1984

Art Research Associates
Wenham, MA
Group Show

1980

Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL
One Person Show

Northern Illinois University
Dekalb, IL
"Ars. Nova" Group show

 

Lugdwig Lobby

 

Sellected Collections

The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, NYC, NY
The Custom House Maritime Museum, Newburyport, MA
The Chapin School, NYC, NY
Peter H. Eaton Antiques, Newbury, MA
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Aberbach, NYC, NY
Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Carroll, NYC, NY
Mr. Greg Chabot, NH
Mr. Frank Hunter, Averill Park, NY
Jane and Larry Droppa, Ellicott City, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Albright, Wayland, MA
Mrs. Jennifer Jordan McCall, San Mateo, CA
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Joyce, Wellesley, MA
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bennett, MA
Mr. and Mrs. James Wakefield, Newbury, MA
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Gibbons, Edison, NJ
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Kidney, Kentfield, CA
Mrs. Helen Weber, NYC, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Page, Hillard, OH

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Craft Jr., Far Hills, NJ
Mrs. Page Smith, Palm Beach, FL
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Streeter, NYC, NY
Mr. and Mrs. James Rossbach, NY
Ms Elizabeth Duff, MA

 

Press

"Putting Things in Perspective," The Newburyport Current,
October 2009, by Ulrika Gerth
(Front page, and front of the Art and Entertainment section, multiple color reproductions)
"Artist, Activist," The Newburyport Daily News, June 3, 2002, by Kate Spinner
(Front page, Art and Entertainment, multiple color reproductions)
"Back to the Land," Merrimack Valley Sunday, November 18, 1990, by Regina Tracy
(Front page, Art and Entertainment, multiple black and white reproductions)
The Sag Harbor Express, August 17, 1989

 

Boston Globe

 

Artist as Political Blogger

The Boston Sunday Globe, Globe North
September 17, 2006, by Kay Lazar
(Front page, half-page, color reproduction)
The Newburyport Current
March 3, 2006, by Ulrika Gerth
(Black and white reproductions)
The Newburyport Current
October 20, 2006, by Ulrika Gerth
The Seacoast Scene
July 18, 2007, by Gillian R. Stuart
(Color reproduction)


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