|Born in Rhode Island, this self-taught illustrator was responsible for eleven
Fortune Magazine covers between 1929-1941. The majority of his work, however,
could be found on the cover of Time Magazine.
Beginning in 1939, Baker enjoyed a seventeen-year career with the publication,
during which he produced more than 300 covers. Ralph Ingersoll, publisher of Time, once
described Baker as an artist who could "do anything." One of Baker's most famous subjects
was George Marshall, who was
selected as Time Magazine's Man of the Year for 1947.