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BAKER, William Bliss, artist, born in New York city in 1859. lie studied art at the national academy of design from 1876 till 1880, and first exhibited there in 1879. He took the first prize in the antique school of the academy in 1879, and was awarded the third Hallgarten prize, of $100, in 1884 for his " Woodland Brook." Among his recent paintings exhibited at the National Academy are "In the Old Pasture"; "Pleasant Day at Lake George" ('1883) ; "October Morning" (1884); "Sell-tude" (1885) ; and "Under the Apple-Trees" (1886).
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