David Curtis Baker

Male 1915 - 1999  (84 years)


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  • Name David Curtis Baker 
    Born 15 Oct 1915  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Medford Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1940  Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cemetery Jackson Village Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 2FFBB04D1401524EA61AFEC8FBEE476DFF8E 
    Died 24 Dec 1999  Jackson, Carroll, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Jackson, Carroll, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I99769  Scudder
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2014 

    Father Herman N. Baker,   b. Abt 1874, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Chloe Curtis,   b. Abt 1878, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 Aug 1907  Brookfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 2A0F6F1AB1967F47A1FA064E034BD9DCC11B 
    Family ID F36156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Jane Karner 
    Children 
     1. David Curtis Baker, Jr.,   b. Abt 1945,   d. 1963  (Age ~ 18 years)
     2. Peter Rue Baker
     3. Steve Karner Baker,   b. Abt 1951,   d. 1954  (Age ~ 3 years)
     4. Nancy Baker
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F36158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Baker, David Curtis.jpg

  • Notes 
    • David spent his childhood in Boston, Massachusetts and studied art a the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston from 1934-1938. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II as a Quarter Master 1st Class on a mine sweeper off the coast of Maine and of a command ship in the Pacific Theater.

      In 1951 David opened his first gallery in Jackson, New Hampshire. He painted in oils, watercolors, pastels, pencil, ink, and markers. His styles varied from impressionism to abstraction. He invented his own technique called 'vitreous flux' in 1961. He taught art throughout his career.

      David was a prolific painter and exhibiter and was represented in twenty-eight one man shows including the Museum of Art, Portland, Maine (1959). He had thirteen regional exhibitions, earning 8 awards, including, the James W. Hill Memorial Award (New Hampshire Art Association, 1961 Annual Show), and the Grace Bliss Stuart Award (New Hampshire Art Association 1965 Traveling Exhibition). He also had nineteen national shows and nine prizes, including, the Grumbacher Purchase Award (Allied Artists of America Exhibition 1968), and awards at the 1966, 1970, 1972 shows of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Engravers Society Annual Exhibition.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1090] Social Security Death Index, Social Security Administration, (database online), SSN: 024-18-7770.