A gifted landscape artist, the artistic potential of William Bliss Baker was cut short with his untimely death in 1886. Due to the unforeseen end to his career, Baker was able to create only a limited number of tonalist landscapes, making them exceedingly rare.
By Chelsea DeLay
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William Bliss Baker was born in New York City in 1859, and was raised upstate in the village of Ballston Springs. Baker’s early penchant for painting steered him to enroll in classes at the National Academy of Design when he was only