A unique two gallery exhibition of paintings by Geoffrey Baker will be on view from June 7 through August 10. ICON Gallery and Art 52 are combining forces  to show off the delightful work by this very special Fairfield artist/educator. Beloved to all who knew him, Geoffrey Baker was Professor of Art at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa from 1979 until he passed away in 2011. His spirit, humor, wit, creativity, sweetness, and appreciation for beauty touched hundreds and hundreds of lives. Prior to teaching in Fairfield, Professor Baker was a well-established painter and educator in England. He taught at the Camberwell School of Art in London, where he associated with a renowned group of artists including Sir Stanley Spencer, R.B. Kitaj, Dodie Masterman, Phillip Matthews and Richard Kennedy. He displayed in galleries throughout England, including Leicester Gallery, South London Art Group, and frequently at the Royal Academy, which purchased one of his paintings. “Geoffrey Baker’s paintings are as good as anything I’ve seen in this genre, which we might describe as ‘impressionistic dream art,” says ICON Director Bill Teeple. “I think the master of this style would be Marc Chagall, but Baker gives Chagall a run for his money. The paintings celebrate memories of his childhood and stir childlike visions inside the viewer.” For more information contact Bill Teeple, bill@icon-art.org.
September & October, 2019 Fairfield Collects November & December, 2019 Duncan Brown Photography Irene Murphy Flower Paintings
IOWA CONTEMPORARY ART   |   58 North Main Street, Fairfield, IA 52556   |   641-469-6252   |   bill@icon-art.org GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday through Thursday, 12:00 to 5:00pm, Friday and Saturday, 1:00 to 4:30pm and by appointment. ICON is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit educational charity. All donations are tax-deductible.
Geoffrey Baker Paintings at Two Galleries
Special Thanks to our ICON MEMBERS & Corporate Sponsors:
The Jeri Felix Estate