Collection size: ca. 275 items (on 1 microfilm reel).
Collection Summary: 87 sketches by Herbert Barnett, 1930-1970; studies for paintings; manuscripts on the technique of oil paints; biographical statements; photos of Barnett; exhibition catalogues; news clippings; and Peter Barnett's biographical material on his father.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, teacher, and lecturer; born in Providence, R.I.; studied at school of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and R.I.S.D.
The donor is the artist's son.
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- Microfilm reel 577 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
- Publication of an unpublished manuscript of the technique of oil painting requires the written permission of Peter Barnett, 140 Riverside Drive, New York, N.Y. 10024
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