This wonderful Mid 20th Century Portrait is by the Australian artist Normand Henry Baker (1908-1955).
Born in Sydney, and eldest brother to artist Alan Baker, Normand studied at the JS Watkins school in Sydney and went on to become a skilled academic artist who dedicated his life to painting. Winner of the Archibald Prize in 1937 for his self portrait, he was the youngest artist to win this coveted prize. However, he was an introvert who shunned the spotlight and subsequently never exhibited during his lifetime.
Trained JS Watkins School Sydney
Awarded Art Scholarship in 1926, elected associate of Royal Art Society of NSW
Winner Archibald Prize 1937
Represented Art Gallery NSW, Oil painting Morning in the Markets
Represented State Library of NSW Oil painting The Reading Room.
Oil on wood panel, signed upper right, original wooden frame.
Professionally cleaned & ready to hang.
Measures including frame: 48cm high, 45cm wide.