23 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Baker, Pharaoh, 1925-2002"
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Pharaoh Baker's paintings and sculptures

Pharaoh Baker's paintings and sculptures

Date
1984-05
Description
Eighteen color slides. 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 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 his own 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. 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
Sculptor Pharaoh Baker

Sculptor Pharaoh Baker

Date
1978-04-25
Description
One black and white print. McCallum created this image while working for the Center for Southern Folklife in Memphis, Tennessee.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.
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Images of the 1983 Florida Folklife Festival

Images of the 1983 Florida Folklife Festival

Date
1983-05
Description
One proof sheet with 36 black and white images (plus negatives). Includes images of the Minorcan Folklife Area, the Food Pavilion, various festival signs, and puppets of the Shoestring Puppeteers; as well as Boltin with Beers-Burstine, the Suwannee River Cloggers, the Back Porch Cloggers, Tom Walton, and Lamey with his wooden toys.
Collection
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Pharaoh Baker's paintings and sculpturesPharaoh Baker's paintings and sculpturesStill ImageSculptors
Painters
Fieldwork
Painting
Art
Sculpture
Figurines
African Americans
Decorative arts
Material culture
Artists
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Sculptor Pharaoh BakerSculptor Pharaoh BakerStill ImageSculpture
African Americans
Art
Artisans
Material culture
Decorative arts
Sculptors
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Images of the 1983 Florida Folklife FestivalImages of the 1983 Florida Folklife FestivalStill ImageSingers
Musicians
Street vendors
Artists
Painters
Weavers
Net maker
Toymakers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Clog dancing
Clogging
Net makers
Netmaking
Minorcan Americans
Signs and signboards
Public speaking
Dinners and dining
Puppets
Toys
Dancers
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