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Sewing in the Sun

Brake Baldwin


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Artist Biography

Brake Baldwin (1885-1915)

John Brakewell, known as Brake, Baldwin was born in Eltham in 1885. He attended The Forest School where, amongst his other school activities, he ‘supplied a sort of side-show with his painting.’ In 1906 he joined the Heatherley School of Fine Art in London, run by Henry Gibbs Massey who had a deep admiration for the French atelier methods of teaching. In 1909 Baldwin and five other students formed the ’09 Club, which held its first successful exhibition at the Dore Galleries in January of that year. Baldwin received enthusiastic recognition by the press. In the autumn, the ‘London Star’ described his painting ‘After the Sermon’ as ‘an essay in up-to-date realism ... it is a study in observation of real life seldom seen in so young an artist.’ His paintings are mainly concerned with ‘city’ realism, and he produced a series concerned with the structural domesticity of the Edwardian household. These include cooks and maids who become icon-like pillars of the establishment in the same way that Millet ennobled the farm labourer. In 1914 Baldwin joined the Red Cross, and was soon organising the transportation of the wounded from the Front to various London hospitals. The strain of the job and the long hours led to his premature death in 1915.

Paper / Board

255gsm Art Paper

Our standard prints are reproduced on a premium semi matt finish paper. Its micro-porous resin coating provides exceptional colour accuracy and stability

315gsm Museum Quality Watercolour Art Board, Acid Free

Our watercolour board has a natural white finish with a slightly structured, soft-textured surface equivalent to a traditional etching fine art paper. The surface has a special matte coating, designed for high quality fine art reproduction with giclée technology. It is an archival quality paper with great colour accuracy.

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