Alan Douglas Baker was born in New South Wales in 1914 (d.1987). He is renown for still life and floral subjects. He was a teacher of life drawing at the J.S. Watkins School in Sydney prior to World War II.
His works are in the New South Wales Art Gallery, the National Gallery - Canberra, Queensland Institute of Technology, the Hinton collection at Armidale, and many private and public collections.
He was a Fellow and Vice President of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales and on its Council for many years. He was also a trustee of the Marshall Bequest at the New South Wales Art Gallery.