Barry Faulkner papers, circa 1858-1973

Faulkner, Barry, b. 1881 d. 1966
Painter, Muralist, Educator
Active in Keene, N.H.

The papers of Barry Faulkner in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2009. The bulk of the papers have been scanned and total 3,410 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art


Collection size: 2.3 linear feet
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Collection Summary: The papers of muralist, painter, and teacher Barry Faulkner measure 2.3 linear feet and date from circa 1858-1973. Faulkner's career; his relationships with family, friends, and fellow-artists; and his thoughts on art and artists are documented in biographical materials, correspondence, writings, sketchbooks, five diaries, photograph albums and photographs, and one scrapbook.

Biographical/Historical Note: Barry Faulkner (1881-1966) was a muralist, painter, and teacher from Keene, N.H. Studied with George de Forest Brush, Abbott Handerson Thayer, and at the American Academy in Rome. He was a trustee of the McDowell Colony, Peterborough, N.H.

Donated 1974 and 1975 by Francis F. Faulkner, nephew of Barry Faulkner.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art

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  • The bulk of this collection was digitized in 2009 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website. Materials which have not been scanned include photographs of artwork, a few essays and writings by others, oversized architectural drawings, and several publications not related to Faulkner's art or life.
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Related Materials

Found in the Nancy Douglas Bowditch papers at the Archives of American Art is correspondence, photographs, and printed materials related to Barry Faulkner.
The Library of Congress, Manuscript Division also holds a small collection of Barry Faulkner's papers. Additional correspondence from Faulkner is found in the papers of Witter Bynner at the University of New Mexico and at Harvard University.