The daughter of artist Alfred Rawlings Baker, Ethelwyn Baker was born in Belfast in 1899. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and also attended the Royal Academy Schools between 1924-1929.
Her main areas of work were in sculpture and painting. She worked as a sculptor, model-maker, painter and commercial artist between the 1920s and 1950s, and was the assistant of sculptor Charles Sargeant Jagger in the 1920s and 1930s. Baker also created mannequins used in window displays for Jaeger, Austin Reed, D.H. Evans and Lily & Skinner’s.
The University Art Collection holds four artworks by Ethelwyn Baker, on a variety of subjects.