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Baker, Richard Brown

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role Collector
dates 1912-2002
city New York City
stateNY
other citiesShelburne, VT; Bristol, RI;
gender M
historical notes Collector and donor of contemporary art to both the Yale University Art Gallery and the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design.

In the 1950's Baker collected work by Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and Hans Hofmann. In the early 1960's he collected Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Morris, Richard Tuttle, Andy Warhol and Frank Stella; in the 70's, Robert Bechtel, Ralph Goings and John Baeder.

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1940-1950
1950-1960
1960-1970
1970-1980
1980-1990
1990-2000
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Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
Richard Brown Baker papers, 1895-2004. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Richard Brown Baker papers, 1941-1979. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Virginia Field papers, 1954-1974. see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Richard Brown Baker Diaries see details...
The Museum of Modern Art
Library and Archives
Artist file: Baker, Richard Brown.miscellaneous uncataloged material. see details...
Rhode Island Historical Society
The Research Library

Richard Brown Baker Family Papers, 1866-2002. Bulk 1900-1990. see details...