'Landscape Baker' returns to Leamington - The Leamington Observer

'Landscape Baker' returns to Leamington

Leamington Editorial 16th Mar, 2019   0

THE TRAFFIC was a little lighter when Thomas Baker turned his artistic eye to the railway bridge across High Street in Leamington.

The pencil and watercolour was done in 1850 and was one of many pictures produced by the artist, often referred to as Baker of Leamington or Landscape Baker.

Inspired by his teacher, the artist Joseph Barber, Baker became famous for his idyllic pastoral scenes, as well as less well known works of local urban landscapes, such as the railway bridge.

Baker painted landscapes throughout Warwickshire, the midlands and the Welsh border regions and also produced depictions of the Lake district, Scotland and Ireland.

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum has a collection of more than 60 works by Baker, who died in 1864.

The gallery has an exhibition of Baker’s work running until May 27.

Visit www.thomasbakerofleamington.com for more about Baker and his work.

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