BAKER, Bernard Frederick

1929 - 2021

Bernard Frederick Baker, was born at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire in 1929, son of Revd Stanley Charles Albert Baker (17 November 1899-8 December 1961) and his wife Jessie née Hurdle (25 December 1896-25 July 1995), who married at Hackney, London in 1922 and in 1939 were living at The Hai Clabon Close, Norwich. Bernard married at Cambridge in 1954, Gwendolen C. M. Darley (born 1934). A designer and illustrator and he painted mainly Suffolk and Norfolk landscapes and particularly trees and skies, which he called 'Skyscapes'. Bernard exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from The Old Lodge, Coddenham, Ipswich in 1990, two pictures 'Innocence' and 'Emma'. He and his wife later lived at Rebakas House, High Street, Rattlesden, Suffolk and Bernard died at the West Suffolk Hospital on 14 January 2021.