Martha Susan Baker

American, 1871 - 1911


Martha Susan Baker both studied and taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and was world-renowned particularly for her miniature paintings on ivory (An example of which is in the Louvre).

Unfortunately, in 1911, Miss Baker contracted appendicitis and died at the young age of 39. At the time of Baker's death and at the height of her career, the artist had been commissioned to paint a portrait of President Taft. Her murals can be found in the Fine Arts Building in Chicago.

Martha Susan Baker both studied and taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and was world-renowned particularly for her miniature paintings on ivory (An example of which is in the Louvre).

Unfortunately, in 1911, Miss Baker contracted appendicitis and died at the young age of 39. At the time of Baker's death and at the height of her career, the artist had been commissioned to paint a portrait of President Taft. Her murals can be found in the Fine Arts Building in Chicago.

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