CECIL KENNETH BAKER (1921 - 1996)

Cecil Kenneth Baker was an important South African artist. His style, is described as impressionist and expressionist. He painted landscapes, city scenes, figures and still lifes. His work has an evocative simplicity, and often touches themes such as poverty and everyday pleasures. He painted many street scenes of life in District Six, a once vibrant and colourful suburb that was eventually demolished by the authorities as the final stage of another forced removal. Baker is recognised as one of the relative few who captured something of the spirit of District Six in a creative medium.

"Street Beneath Table Mountain, District 6, Cape Town" (1974)

oil on board

cm

signed lower right

 

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"On The Road, District 6, Cape Town" (c.1970)

oil on board

25 x 30cm

signed lower left

 

$950

"Full Moon Over District 6, Cape Town" (1976)

oil on board

cm

signed lower left

 

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"Washing Day, District 6, Cape Town" (1971)

oil on board

cm

signed lower right

 

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"Musicians, District 6, Cape Town" (1971)

oil on board

cm

signed lower left

 

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"Coastal Mooring, Cape Town" (1973)

oil on board

cm

signed lower left

 

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