Baker, Roger (American, born 1925). PORTRAIT OF MARIO AMAYA. Charcoal on cardboard, 1957. Signed and dated, lower left. 8 1/4 x 12 inches (image), 8 1/2 x 14 inches (board). Provenance, collection of David Daniels, Sothebys, 2002. With exhibition labels on the verso of the old frame mount from Helen C Seiferheld, NY, 1962, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Four Arts Society, Palm Beach, In very good condition.
Baker seems to have been lost as an artist at some point, as there is litle information available about him or his work.
David Daniels was a collector and patron of the arts who lived in NYC.
Mario Amaya, 1933-1986, was an American art critic, museum director and magazine editor, and director of the New York Cultural Center and the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. He was also the chief curator of the Art Gallery of Ontario and the founding editor of London's Art and Artists magazine.