Geoffrey Baker

Member Artist

Geoffrey Baker

About the Artist

Beloved to all who knew him, Geoffrey Baker was Professor of Art at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa from 1979 until he passed away in 2011. Many remember him for his delightful series of Sunday morning lectures on Art, Music, Literature, and Consciousness on the MIU/MUM campus. His spirit, humour, wit, creativity, sweetness, and appreciation for beauty touched hundreds and hundreds of lives.

Prior to teaching in Fairfield, Professor Baker was a well-established painter and educator in England. He taught at the Camberwell School of Art in London, where he associated with a renowned group of artists including Sir Stanley Spencer, R.B. Kitaj, Dodie Masterman, Phillip Matthews, Richard Kennedy. He displayed in galleries throughout England, including Leicester Gallery, South London Art Group, and frequently at the Royal Academy, which purchased one of his paintings.

Reproductions of the later, smaller gouaches are being offered in the original size and on 100% cotton matte finish archival paper, and thus bear a very close resemblance to the original works. Professor Baker was very pleased with the quality of these prints. Reproductions of the earlier, larger oils are offered printed on canvas or on 100% cotton paper. All pieces are printed with archival, pigment inks rated to last 75 years plus without fading.

Proceeds from the sales of these reproductions will go to the Maharishi University of Management Art Department, and the David Lynch Foundation.