"Old Man Listening to a Bird", John Baker, acrylic, mixed media, collage, blue - Painting by John Baker
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John Baker
"Old Man Listening to a Bird", John Baker, acrylic, mixed media, collage, blue

2017

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John Baker’s “Old Man Listening to a Bird”, an 18 x 14 x 1 inches acrylic painting on canvas with collage in darks and off whites with a saturated blue highlight, details the facial expression and inner spiritual response of an old man as he listens to a little blue bird. Trustingly close, and made still closer by the extremely low position of the man’s ear, the bird has found a fully receptive listener. The sides are unpainted and the painting is signed on the reverse. John Baker is a widely exhibited painter based in Boston and New York whose solo exhibitions have been favorably reviewed in the Boston Globe (his paintings demonstrate that the human figure as a source of fresh ideas still endures), Art New England (Baker’s collages raise a bunch of interesting issues) and American Art Collector (John Baker’s wonderful and worthy project). A native of New York City, Baker was a pupil of Donald Judd for two years. The influence of the sculptor’s constructivist method remains an influence on Baker’s collage process, but Baker’s artistic results are more sensual and emotional as he adds the elements of subtle color harmony and reliance on impulse.

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  • Dimensions
    H 18 in. x W 14 in. x D 1 in.H 45.72 cm x W 35.56 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    LU50033799341
  • Seller Reference Number
    Baker_Old Man Listening to a Bird
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