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William George BAKER (1864-1929):
William George Baker was an itinerant artist, who travelled extensively around the country painting and selling his works as he went. Baker mostly produced landscapes, and worked in both oil and watercolour. Many of his works picture scenes that were popular with artists and art audiences, including the Pink and White Terraces and the southern lakes and fiords.
In 1889 Baker married Ellen King, the daughter of a prominent Greytown landowner, and the couple moved into their first home in Greytown in the Wairarapa. Together, they travelled around New Zealand, scoping scenes that would become the subjects of Baker’s oil paintings. They moved back to Wellington in 1893, and to Tītahi Bay in 1919, where Baker remained for the rest of his life. Many of his works detail landscapes close to his homes in Tītahi Bay and the Wairarapa.
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Issued circa 1920
Water colour on postcard
William George Baker.
Card size: 5 5/8 x 3 1/2 inches (14.2 x 9cm).