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Garin
Baker
ARC Associate Living Master™
American artist
born 1961

Born in: New York

Nationality:
American


Biographical Information

Contact Info:
478 Union Avenue
New Windsor, NY 12553
Fax/Phone: 845-562-7802
Cell: 845-863-4352
Websites: www.garinbaker.com
www.carriageartatelier.com
Blog: www.garinbakerart.blogspot.comEmail: gb@carriageart.com


Garin Baker was born in New York City in 1961. Raised by creative parents, his father, writer, director and filmmaker Fred Baker and his mother Barbara, a talented and published knitwear designer. Garin attended the high school of Art & Design in the early 1970's where he studied with realist painters Max Ginsburg and Irwin Greenberg as an original member of the "Old Hat Club". With much encouragement, he continued his painting from life studies at the Art Students league under the teachings of Ted Seth Jacobs, Harvey Dinnerstein, Burt Silverman, David Laffel and Frank Mason. He went to study at Pratt Institute under scholarship where he found strong resistance from his fine art professors opposed to figurative work. But Garin being focused and determined started with other traditionally minded students their own life drawing and painting groups. After graduation in 1983 he went on to show in galleries and receive several corporate commissions in addition to making a living as busy illustrator for countless advertising agencies and publishing companies. In 1990 he moved his young family to New Windsor, NY renovating a 1790 stone house, carriage house and barn eventually as his working studio. Over the last 15 years Garin has been working primarily in the "Public Art Realm" as a Muralist creating large scale commissioned works for municipalities in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. His murals are in the great traditions of Brangwyn, Cornwell and WPA era muralist of the mid 20th century. A few years ago he started an apprentiship program for young artist at his Carriage House Art Studios called Carriageart Atelier enabling them to work professionally and develop their craft. Always continuing to study and paint from life on a regular basis, Garin's Fine Art work is powerfully original. With much admiration for the Masters like Sargent, Sorolla, Repin, Kromskoi and countless others, Garin's work is extremely contemporary. His subjects are an honest portrayal using whatever means necessary towards discovering and documenting moments in his life. His work is direct and uncompromising. A virtuosity of paint showing us a slice of life, from the urban to the landscape, he puts his experience and stories on canvas as a compelling vision of our modern times.

Restore

-2005
Oil on wood panels
274.32 x 762 cm
(108" x 300")
Private collection

Added: 2012-10-03
Club Fight

-2010
Oil on linen
101.6 x 213.36 cm
(40" x 84")
Private collection

Added: 2012-10-03
Amy

-2010
Oil on linen
30.48 x 40.64 cm
(12" x 16")
Private collection

Added: 2012-10-03
American Road

-2006
Oil on canvas applied to wall
548.64 x 1066.8 cm
(216" x 420")
Private collection

Added: 2012-10-03
Afternoon at Max's

-2012
Oil on linen
60.96 x 40.64 cm
(24" x 16")
Private collection

Added: 2012-10-03
Thanksgiving Day Parade

-1990
Oil on linen
162.56 x 198.12 cm
(64" x 78")
Private collection

Added: 2012-10-03
Jessica

-2012
Oil on linen
40.64 x 60.96 cm
(16" x 24")
Private collection

Added: 2012-10-03
Rangers vs Flyers

-2011
Oil on linen
111.76 x 233.68 cm
(44" x 92")
Private collection

Added: 2012-10-03
Winter's Thaw

-2010
Oil on linen
30.48 x 83.82 cm
(12" x 33")
Private collection

Added: 2012-10-03
Late Night

-2012
Oil on linen
63.5 x 43.18 cm
(25" x 17")
Private collection

Added: 2012-10-03