Charles Baker (artist)

Charles Baker (New York City – active 1839 – 1888) was a 19th-century American landscape painter. He was also nimble as a saddler, gunsmith, importer, and silver plate artisan. Baker exhibited at the National Academy from 1839 to 1873 and at the American Art-Union in 1847. He was one of the founders of the Art League of New York.

Charles Baker worked in New York at the dawn of the Hudson River School movement. He created idyllic landscape paintings of an to the fore American wilderness and particularly enjoyed painting the scenic vistas of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. He was highly influenced by the dramatic achievement of Thomas Cole and painted in a affectionate style helpfully tied to Cole's sublime aesthetic. Art historians have suggested that he went consequently far as to build copies of several of Cole's paintings.

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