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Cecil Kenneth Baker (South Africa, 1921-1996) oil on panel impressionist painting of four standing male figures in working class clothing. Signed lower left. Housed in a contemporary wood-grained frame. Sight – 23 1/2" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed – 28 1/8" H x 20 1/8" W. Biography: Baker was a self-taught artist forced to live under the oppressive laws of Apartheid. He found inspiration in the work of Gregoire Boonzaier in terms of style and subject matter. Before becoming full-time artist, Baker worked as a sign writer in the Cape Town docks, where he immersed himself in the lives of the fisher folk. Depictions of harbour scenes and fishermen became a consistent theme throughout his career, along with scenes from District Six, a once vibrant suburb demolished by South African authorities during a forced removal. (Source: Kenneth Baker – A Retrospective Exhibition, Press release: Arts Association of Bellville, 1999). CONDITION: Overall excellent condition.