Hezekiah Baker

1940 - 2007

Artist biography

Hezekiah Baker was a creative visual artist, Hezekiah Baker was born in 1940 and died in 2007. Artists like Gao Xingjian, Margaret Harrison, Mirtha Dermisache, Christa Biederbick, and Gerd Boege were also born in 1940.

Further Biographical Context for Hezekiah Baker

Born in 1940, Hezekiah Baker's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.