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Harry B. Baker papers 1891 – 1946

Collection, KA0090

General (KA0090.01)
Artwork (KA0090.02)
Photographic materials (KA0090.03)


Harry B. Baker (1868-1941) was an illustrator who taught at the New York and Paris branches of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (which became Parsons The New School for Design) in the early 20th century. Before moving to New York, Baker traveled around the American West. He illustrated bar fights, cowboys, Native Americans, and street scenes. The collection includes photographs of Baker and his students, a letter from Frank Alvah Parsons, identity cards and papers, and illustrations by Baker, including one for the cover of Western Story magazine.

Related Archival Materials Note

The Kellen Design Archives holds a portrait sketch of Baker drawn by New York School of Fine and Applied Art alumnus James Vinton Stowell (KA.0100). The Francis J. Geck papers (KA.0052) in the Kellen Design Archives include figure drawings that may have been produced in a class Geck took under Baker's instruction. The Parsons School of Design Alumni Association records (PIC.03.002.1) includes photographs of Harry Baker during his time teaching at the Paris Ateliers of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art.

Related object

Man on Horseback

Collection Guide

Guide to the Harry B. Baker papers

Related people/organizations

New York School of Fine and Applied Art
Frank Alvah Parsons

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