John Barber papers, 1911-1975

Barber, John, b. 1893 d. 1965
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1000 items.

Collection Summary: Correspondence, sketches and 46 sketchbooks, a Jules Pascin sketchbook, 1922, photographs of Barber, Pascin, and Helen and John Sloan, personal documents, exhibition catalogues, and clippings. Among the correspondents are George Biddle, Stuart Davis, Maurice Becker, Morris Blackburn, Frederic Taubes, Robert Laurent, Emlen Etting, Duncan Phillips, Edith and Ira Glackens, Max Eastman, Robert Minor, Roland McKinney, Albert Werner, Will Durant, Art Young, H. L. Mencken, William B. Tholen, William C. Bullitt, and Ben Hecht.

Biographical/Historical Note: Educator, painter, etcher, illustrator, and lecturer.

Barber's wife, Margaret, gave the papers to Signature Galleries.

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