South Wales News/22 September 1919/South Wales Artist's Career

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South Wales Artist's Career
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South Wales Artist's Career.

Mr George Howell Baker, of Ingleside, Bridgend, passed away at his residence on Friday night from a seizure following a nervous breakdown two years ago. Deceased was an artist well known throughout South Wales, in London, and in Paris. He had exhibited in the Salon, Paris, and in some of the London galleries. A painting of "Llanilid Church" by Mr Baker was accepted by the Royal Academy a few years ago. "The Serpent in the Wilderness," a wonderful piece of oriental work, was favourably criticised when exhibited; so was "The Angel of Pity." Other paintings that have been favourably commented upon are "Joan of Arc," "Westward Ho," "Dusk," and "In Memoriam." He was hard at work upon a large painting entitled "The Boat of Souls" and another, "The Heavenly Parrot," when illness overtook him.

When illness overtook him he had made a reputation in pen and ink sketches and received warm eulogy from the Earl of Plymouth for two books of illustrations (one of "The Forest Hymn") which were dedicated to his lordship. He was a regular exhibitor at Cardiff, Swansea, Bristol and Aberystwyth, and five years ago he was appointed to the Art Council in connection with the Glamorgan Education Committee. He illustrated for a large number of London periodicals and art journals. Deceased was also a poet of merit. He was born at Prestwick Park, Manchester, the son of the late Mr George Baker, of London and Manchester, and Mrs Baker, Bridgend. He was 48 years of age and a bachelor.

This work was published before January 1, 1929, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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