She currently performs the roles of an artist and the sole proprietor of Jill Baker Artist's Studio, creating a variety of work, spanning illustrations and freelance work to her lauded paintings.
LOUISVILLE, KY, October 11, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ms. Baker has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
From the time she learned how to draw at the age of two, Ms. Baker has dreamt of becoming an artist. Endowed with a strong work ethic and the support of her parents, Alfred Seiders and Rosalee (Wilson) Withrow, she continued to practice art until enrolling in college. Though her friends and counselor advised her that she should pursue her passion and natural talent in painting, she originally majored in psychology. Ultimately, Ms. Baker's true calling gained predominance, and she graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Baylor University in Waco, TX, in 1964.
Between obtaining a undergraduate degree and a Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, in 1981, Ms. Baker traveled the world, studying and exhibiting her work in Florence, Italy, and across the United States. In 1977, she was named as a visiting artist to the Republic of South Korea on behalf of the United States Information Services. During her nine months abroad, Ms. Baker directed fine arts workshops and mounted a major exhibition of her own artwork.
Ms. Baker's prolific career has led to dozens of exhibitions of her work, including one-woman shows, permanent installations, and participation in group exhibitions. Her work has been shown continuously throughout the United States since 1969. In addition to her acclaim as an artist, Ms. Baker has also found success in teaching, serving as adjunct professor at the Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville, the University of Southern Indiana, and as a visiting professor at the University of Evansville in Evansville, IN.
Furthermore, Ms. Baker is a member of the National Artists Equity Association, for which she held the posts of the Regional Vice President on the National Board of AE in Washington, D.C. from 1985 to 1995 and was the president of the Los Angeles Chapter for 4 years, until 1995. She is additionally associated with the Women's Caucus for Art, the College Arts Association (CAA), and the New York Artists Equity Association.
Ms. Baker has authored numerous articles, and her written work has extended into personal publications, such as My Turn, a novel, and Poems of Accord and Satisfaction, a collection of Poetry. In addition, she authored Elba Journal, a short travel journal that includes a mystery. She currently performs the roles of an artist and the sole proprietor of her eponymous studio, Jill Baker Artist's Studio, creating a variety of work, spanning illustrations and freelance work to her lauded paintings. Ms. Baker also continues to exhibit her art and manages Winchester Cottage Print, a business she established in 1997.
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