23 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Baker, Pharaoh, 1925-2002"
Pharaoh Baker painting at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Pharaoh Baker painting at the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1984-05
Description
Two color slides.
Collection
Interview with painter Pharaoh Baker

Interview with painter Pharaoh Baker

Date
1978-05-03
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1, C78-50: Baker, born in Sneeds, Florida, discusses how he started painting seriously in his early twenties and used the GI Bill to study art at Florida A & M University from 1947 to 1949. He also describes the cotton picking trading system in which the laborers would trade coupons for finished cotton goods for payment. Baker also discusses his paintings: "The Sharecropper," "A Hero's Welcome," "Lord, Make My Burden Lighter," "The Dead Christ," "The Soul Searchers." He also talks about what has influenced his art; his school days; the murder of Emmett Till; and growing up as an African American in Jim Crow Florida. Side 2: Baker talks about his religious background and its influence in his art; how long it takes him to paint a picture; how he sculpts; the materials he uses to paint; and house and sign painting.
Collection
Images of the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

Images of the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1983-05-28
Description
One proof sheet with 36 black and white images (plus negatives). Includes images of McLean and friends (Champion, Lais, Schuman), the New Sand Mountain Wildcats, Baker's booth, the Minorcan Folklife Area, furniture maker Ira Kohn, and Walton and McClain performing on the main stage.
Collection
Artwork by Pharaoh Baker

Artwork by Pharaoh Baker

Date
1987-10
Description
Thirty color slides. Baker, whose first painting was a copy of a church hand fan for which he was paid five dollars when he a child, studied art at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He worked for years as a professional sign painter in Lake City and made emotionally charged and religiously influenced paintings and sculptures on the side. Folklorist Blanton Owen has described his work as 'blues on canvas'. Baker died in 2002. For an interview with Baker, S1576, box 11, C84-2. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Fragos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art project between the Florida Folklife Program and the Florida Museum of History. The field researchers focused on areas previously overlooked by FFP staff. The research focused on identifying folk artists and locating appropriate exhibit objects.
Collection
Painter Pharaoh Baker at his studio with his works

Painter Pharaoh Baker at his studio with his works

Date
1978
Description
Thirty-seven color slides. Baker, with his wife, at his studio. Also includes several images of his paintings and sculptures. Baker, whose first painting was a copy of a church hand fan for which he was paid five dollars when he was a child, studied art at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He worked for years as a professional sign painter in Lake City, but also created emotionally charged and religiously influenced paintings and sculptures on the side. Folklorist Blanton Owen has described his work as 'blues on canvas'. Baker died in 2002. For an interview with Baker, see S 1576, box 11, C84-2.
Collection
Painters Frog Smith and Pharaoh Baker exhibit at the Stephen Foster Center

Painters Frog Smith and Pharaoh Baker exhibit at the Stephen Foster Center

Date
1982
Description
Thirty-six color slides. Paintings by Baker and Smith were displayed at the Stephen Foster Center for a month-long exhibit.
Collection
Painters Pharaoh Baker and Ellis Wright in the studio

Painters Pharaoh Baker and Ellis Wright in the studio

Date
1984-04
Description
One proof sheet with 36 black and white prints (plus negatives). Baker and Wright were among the first participants in the apprenticeship program, 1983-1984. Master artist Baker taught Wright painting. Images were created in Baker's studio. Baker, whose first painting was a copy of a church hand fan for which he was paid five dollars when he was a child, studied art at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He worked for years as a professional sign painter in Lake City, but also created emotionally charged and religiously influenced paintings and sculptures on the side. Folklorist Blanton Owen has described his work as 'blues on canvas'. Baker died in 2002. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skill and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and had agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen,who was later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year until 2003.
Collection
Pharaoh Baker and Ellis Wright interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Pharaoh Baker and Ellis Wright interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program

Date
1984-01-12
Description
One audio cassette. Baker served as a master artist to apprentice Wright in the 1984-1985 apprenticeship program. In the interview, they discuss learning painting; where they paint; subjects and inspirations; influences (Picasso, Van Gogh, El Greco); sculpture; African American culture; the goals of an artist; various mediums; and art perspectives. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Collection
Pharaoh Baker's paintings and sculptures

Pharaoh Baker's paintings and sculptures

Date
1981-08-26
Description
Twenty-six color slides. Slides S82-976 and 987 are missng. Baker, whose first painting was a copy of church hand fan for which he was paid five dollars when just a child, studied art at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He worked for years as a professional sign painter in Lake City, but also created his own emotionally charged and religious influenced paintings and sculptures on the side. Folklorist Blanton Owen has described his work as 'blues on canvas'. Baker died in 2002. The Folk Arts in Schools Project in Columbia and Hamilton County was a joint venture between the county school systems and the Florida Folklife Program. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists.
Collection
Pharaoh Baker's paintings and sculptures

Pharaoh Baker's paintings and sculptures

Date
1984-05
Description
Sixty-seven color slides. Slides S86-1678 through S 86-1683 are of Baker. Slides S86-1644 through S86-1646 are of his studio. Baker served as a master artist in the 1984-1985 apprenticeship program. For an interview with Baker and his apprentice (Ellis Wright) see S 1576, Box 11, tape C84-2. Baker, whose first painting was of a copy of a church hand fan for which he was paid five dollars when he was a child, studied art at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He worked for years as a professional sign painter in Lake City, but also created emotionally charged and religiously influenced paintings and sculptures on the side. Folklorist Blanton Owen has described his work as 'blues on canvas'. Baker died in 2002. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Pharaoh Baker painting at the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalPharaoh Baker painting at the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Artists
Painting
African Americans
Painters
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a_s1576_02_c78-050Interview with painter Pharaoh BakerSoundInterviews
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Painting
Art
Art and religion
Life histories
Fieldwork
African Americans
Christianity
African Americans Segregation
Racism
Racial discrimination
Cotton
Sculptors
Artists
Painters
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Images of the 1983 Florida Folk FestivalImages of the 1983 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageMusicians
Singers
Guitarist
Ranchers
Blues singers
Furniture maker
Woodworkers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
African Americans
Guitarists
Minorcan Americans
Folk singers
Furniture makers
Furniture making
Dancers
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Artwork by Pharaoh BakerArtwork by Pharaoh BakerStill ImagePainters
Sculptors
Fieldwork
Painting
Art
Decorative arts
African Americans
Material culture
Sculpture
Figurines
Metal craft
Metal sculpture
Artists
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Painter Pharaoh Baker at his studio with his worksPainter Pharaoh Baker at his studio with his worksStill ImagePainters
Sculptors
Fieldwork
Art
African Americans
Painting
Decorative arts
Material culture
Workplace
Sculpture
Figurines
Artists
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Painters Frog Smith and Pharaoh Baker exhibit at the Stephen Foster CenterPainters Frog Smith and Pharaoh Baker exhibit at the Stephen Foster CenterStill ImagePainters
Exhibits
Art
Painting
Sculpture
Figurines
African Americans
Artists
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Painters Pharaoh Baker and Ellis Wright in the studioPainters Pharaoh Baker and Ellis Wright in the studioStill ImagePainters
Fieldwork
Apprentices
Teaching of folklore
African Americans
Painting
Art
Workplace
Workshops
Artists
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a_s1576_11_c84-002Pharaoh Baker and Ellis Wright interview for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship ProgramSoundPainters
Sculptors
Fieldwork
African Americans
Apprentices
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Teaching of folklore
Painting
Art
Sculpture
Artists studios
Artists
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Pharaoh Baker's paintings and sculpturesPharaoh Baker's paintings and sculpturesStill ImagePainters
Fieldwork
Art
African Americans
Painting
Sculpture
Metal sculpture
Metal craft
Figurines
Arts, African
Artists
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Pharaoh Baker's paintings and sculpturesPharaoh Baker's paintings and sculpturesStill ImagePainters
Fieldwork
African Americans
Painting
Art
Artists studios
Decorative arts
Figurines
Sculpture
Artists
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