Artist Lawrence Baker discusses his life and career. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1947, Baker moved to Cleveland in the late 1960s. Baker's early education lacked art programs, so he looked over his brother's shoulder for art inspiration. Art is Baker's own endeavor, and he considers himself as the sole motivator for his artwork. He challenges himself to find individuality in his artwork and to be recognized by the art community. Baker identifies himself first as an artist, then as African American. Recently, Baker made a transition from painting to drawing, but maintains a correlation between the two mediums.
Baker, Lawrence (interviewee)
Hansgen, Lauren (interviewer)
Cleveland Artists Foundation
"Lawrence Baker Interview, 03 December 2008" (2008). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 901025.
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