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Frank Baker (1853-1943)

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Frank Baker (1853-1943) of Frank Baker and Sons


1943 Obituary.[1]

DEATH OF MR. FRANK BAKER ONE OF FAMILY OF NOTED ARTISTS. By the death, at 90 years of age, Mr. Frank Baker, of 74, Handsworth Wood Road, and chairman of Frank Baker and Sons, Ltd., St. Paul’s Square, Birmingham, there passes the last of his generation of a family of some note in artistic circles in the city during the latter half of the last century. Mr. Baker’s father, Samuel Henry Baker, was honoured as an artist and as a musician, having been president of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and for many years choirmaster to the late George Dawson. Mr. Frank Baker was third son and a very highly-skilled craftsman in his particular trade. Of his two younger brothers, Oliver Baker was widely known as an artist, author, antiquarian and Shakespearean scholar, and also president of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists; while Harold Baker, the youngest, was a noted photographer and a popular lecturer, chiefly on historic and antiquarian subjects.


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  1. Birmingham Mail - Saturday 04 September 1943