New York, NY
Born in 1961 in New York City, Garin Baker was raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. With a strong focus on working from life his realism combines an expressive nature showing a passionate engagement with a variety of contemporary subjects including large New York cityscapes filled with bustling people to spacious rural landscapes reminiscent of the Hudson River School of Painting. To his credits are numerous gallery exhibitions and national awards. He’s also an instructor, teaching life painting and drawing at the prestigious and world renowned Art Students League in New York City.
In addition, Garin Baker runs a Public Art Mural Company, which offers apprenticeships and workshops to students and artist an opportunities to work professionally and improve their craft. Completed Public Art Projects include Murals in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, DC, New York and Helsingor, Denmark.
His work has been a featured in American Artist, Fine Art Connoisseur & Plein Air Magazine as well as many other national and international publications in print and online.
Garin Baker’s Studio Gallery offers collectors and art connoisseurs alike an opportunity to visit and purchase in person or online from a wide selection of small plein air studies, figurative works and large studio paintings as well as prints and drawings.
As relevant then as it is today. “The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it.” Baudelaire “On the Heroism of Modern Life”, The Salon of 1846