Francis Baker

Francis Baker, one of the first artists that joined the galleries here, is now dedicated the anachronistic medium of gum bichromate.
From: Oakland, USA.
Shows: Cyanotypes, Cyanotypes and vandykes, Gum bichromates, Vandykes.


Francis Baker is an American outsider artist using alternative processes to communicate ephemeral qualities of life, such as: physical image, age, wholeness, individuality and the repeated patterns of human action all weighed against the dailyness of an existence constrained by war and 50% off a great pair of boots. It all boils down to finding the human spirit within the struggle of life. His older work also includes cyanotypes and vandykes, separate and in combination on a variety of material including canvas and tissue paper.

Francis Baker has been exhibiting since 1994. He work has been presented in galleries and museums nationally and internationally. Francis lives and works in San Francisco.

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Books

Francis is also featured in:

Blueprint to cyanotypes

Contact:

  • Email: francis (at) francisbaker.com
  • Website
Recommended reading - Learn more about Cyanotypes
Blueprint to cyanotypes the book by Malin Fabbri
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Blueprint to cyanotypes - Exploring a historical alternative photographic process

by Malin Fabbri and Gary Fabbri

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All you need to get started with cyanotypes, full of information, tips and samples from artists. An excellent beginners' guide to cyanotypes!
 
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Cyanotype Notes - Document your cyanotype process
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50 pre-defined pages for you to document your cyanotype process.
 
Anna Atkins tribute calendar
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Anna Atkins tribute calendar

12 beautiful cyanotypes by 12 different artists created in honour of Anna Atkins.
 
Anna Atkins tribute journal
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Anna Atkins tribute journal

Daily planner featuring 60 beautiful cyanotypes by different cyanotype artists created in honour of Anna Atkins.
 
Anna Atkins tribute planner
Anna Atkins tribute planner

Anna Atkins tribute planner

Yearly wall planner in A0, A1 and A2 size, featuring 60 beautiful cyanotypes.
 
 
 
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Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice

Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice

by Christina Z Anderson

A step-by-step description of the gum printing process and showcases of artists’ works ranging from monochrome to colorful and from subtle to bold.

Technical Guide to Gum Printing by Calvin Grier
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Technical Guide to Gum Printing

by Calvin Grier

A 5-part series perfecting the gum bichromate process. For the advanced gum bichromtes artist.

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The Gum Bichromate Book: Non-silver Methods for Photographic Printmaking

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Step-by-step guide to gum bichromates.
 
 
 
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Alchemist's Guide To The Kallitype Print: Printing In Silver

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