Dorothy Baker (1914-2001) Australia

Biographical Information

Dorothy Baker was born 1914 at Mudoona (north west of Shepparton) Victoria. She was the daughter of Albert and Mary Maskell (nee Linehan), and educated at St Bernard School in Shepparton. She moved to South Yarra in Melbourne where she met and married John Baker in 1936 and had two sons. Adrian (1937) and John (1941).

After World War II she began sketching seriously and her interest in art led her to the Melbourne National Gallery School, Melbourne Technical College and the George Bell School (WW1 War Artist).

Dorothy held appointments with the Malvern Artists Society School, Brighton Art Group, Victorian Artists Society School and the Dorothy Baker Painting School.

Dorothy wrote many articles for newspapers, gave lectures and demonstrations and judged many regional art shows. She was the first woman President of the Victorian Artists Society.

She is represented with major works in the National Gallery of Victoria, the School of Architecture, Melbourne University, Albury City Gallery and the Victorian Artists Society permanent collection.

Dorothy has works in many countries including: England, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Canada, San Francisco, New York, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan.

She died at Kew, Victoria on 13 March 2001. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Woman Brushing Hair
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Woman Brushing Hair
Oil on composition board, 61 x 46 cm
Colonial to Contemporary Art, Lawson~Menzies (now trading as Menzies), Sydney.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings183A$3,000 N/A
Works on Paper10A$30 N/A

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