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Title

Self portrait

(1937)

Artist

Normand Baker

Australia

09 Jul 1908 - 24 May 1955

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    (1937)
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    101.6 x 76.2 cm stretcher; 124.4 x 99.0 x 10.5 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l. corner, brown oil "N H BAKER". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Mrs Millicent Pearl Baker 1956
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    9187
    Copyright
    © Estate of Normand Baker

    Reproduction requests

    Archibald Prize
    Winner - 1937
    Artist information
    Normand Baker

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Normand H. Baker, at twenty-nine years old, was the youngest artist to win the Archibald Prize in 1937 and, although relatively unknown, the Gallery had already purchased two of his earlier works. Coverage in the daily papers centred on the fact that Baker was the son of a confectioner and worked as a commercial artist. The winning painting was donated to the Gallery by the artist's mother, Millicent Pearl Baker in 1956.

    Peter Ross, 'Let's Face It: The history of the Archibald Prize' 2005, pg. 136.

    This work was acquired by the Gallery in 1956.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Sydney

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 8 publications

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