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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Baker, Pharaoh, 1925-2002"
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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.
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Interview with painters Pharaoh Baker and his apprentice Ellis Wright

Interview with painters Pharaoh Baker and his apprentice Ellis Wright

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.
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Artist Pharaoh Baker with his painting

Artist Pharaoh Baker with his painting

Date
1978
Description
One color print (plus a black and white print & negative.) A duplicate of slide S78-656.
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Artist Pharaoh Baker with his sculptures and paintings

Artist Pharaoh Baker with his sculptures and paintings

Date
1979-08
Description
Fifteen color slides. Baker with his sculptures and paintings. Several images of Baker's paintings are included. 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
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Artwork by Pharaoh Baker

Artwork by Pharaoh Baker

Date
1981-05-23
Description
Proof sheet with eleven color images (plus negatives). Also, eleven duplicate prints.
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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.
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Images from the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Images from the 1984 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1984-05-25
Description
Nine proofs with 300 black and white images (plus negatives).
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Images from the North Florida Folklife Project

Images from the North Florida Folklife Project

Date
1978-05
Description
Ten proof sheets with 322 black and white images. P78-357, 358 Ella Mae Huffman making baskets. Includes images of Peggy Bulger (70 images) P78-359 Images of cigar roller Domingo Rojas, as well as of St Augustine (33 images) P78-360, 361 Painter Pharoah Baker (37 images) P78-362 Three musicians: Horace Fletcher, Robert Blackwelder, Dwight Devane P78-363 Whip cracker Claude Sheppard (35 images) P78-364,365 Shoeshiner Frank Mitchell (70 images) P78-366 Moses Williams playing the diddly bow (35 images) P78-367 Basket maker Mebelan Halloway (35 images)
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Images of the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

Images of the 1983 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1983-05
Description
One proof sheet with 36 black and white images (plus negatives).
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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.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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a_s1576_11_c84-002Interview with painters Pharaoh Baker and his apprentice Ellis WrightSoundPainters
Sculptors
Fieldwork
African Americans
Apprentices
Interviews
Life histories
Oral histories
Teaching of folklore
Painting
Art
Sculpture
Artists studios
Artists
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Artist Pharaoh Baker with his paintingArtist Pharaoh Baker with his paintingStill ImageArtists
African Americans
Painting
Art
Artists studios
Painters
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Artist Pharaoh Baker with his sculptures and paintingsArtist Pharaoh Baker with his sculptures and paintingsStill ImageArtists
Sculptors
Painters
Fieldwork
Sculpture
Painting
Art
Decorative arts
African Americans
Figurines
Artists studios
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Artwork by Pharaoh BakerArtwork by Pharaoh BakerStill ImageArtists
Painters
Fieldwork
Painting
Art
Sculpture
Decorative arts
Figurines
Exhibits
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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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Images from the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalImages from the 1984 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageEmbroiderers
Folklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Festivals
Demonstrations
Craft
Blues singers
Puppeteers
Puppets
Actors
Baskets
Basket making
Painters
Selling
Material culture
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Images from the North Florida Folklife ProjectImages from the North Florida Folklife ProjectStill ImageArchitecture
Colonial architecture
Cigar making
Cigars
Work
Stores, retail
African Americans
Banjoes
Artisans
Diddly bow
Labor
Occupational groups
Whips
Whipcracking
Basket making
Baskets
Domestic arts
Guitarists
Fiddlers
Folklorists
Latinos
Cuban Americans
Cigar makers
Basket maker
Painters
Artists
Whip maker
Musicians
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Images of the 1983 Florida Folk FestivalImages of the 1983 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageBands (Music)
Musicians
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
String bands
String instruments
Art
Basket making
African Americans
Artists
Painters
Storytellers
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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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