Beloved to all who knew him, Geoffrey Baker was Professor of Art at Maharishi International University (then Maharishi University of Management) in Fairfield, Iowa from 1979 until he passed away in 2011. Many remember him for his delightful series of Sunday morning lectures on Art, Music, Literature, and Consciousness on the MIU/MUM campus. His spirit, humor, wit, creativity, sweetness, and appreciation for beauty touched hundreds and hundreds of lives.
Prior to teaching in Fairfield, Professor Baker was a well-established painter and educator in England. He taught at the Camberwell School of Art in London, where he associated with a renowned group of artists including Sir Stanley Spencer, R.B. Kitaj, Dodie Masterman, Phillip Matthews, and Richard Kennedy. He displayed in galleries throughout England, including Leicester Gallery, South London Art Group, and frequently at the Royal Academy, which purchased one of his paintings.