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Carl Franz Joseph Barnas papers, 1880-1979

Barnas, Carl Franz Joseph, 1879-1953

Painter, Etcher, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: REEL 1779: 2 published books, WALDO DER PFAHLBAUER, 1927, and BUERGERWAPPEN IN FRIEDBERG, 1930, illustrated by Barnas; illustrated articles; lists of publications, illustrations, and articles by and about Barnas; clippings; and 57 photographs of Barnas, his family, etchings, and paintings.
UNMICROFILMED: 23 articles, clippings, and documents compiled by Barnas' daughter, Dora L. Skipper, from European and American sources, most written in the 1980s-1990s, and some written by Skipper. Also found is a list of posthumous exhibitions of Barnas' work, compiled by Skipper.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, etcher, and illustrator; Germany, Ecuador, and Houston, Tex. Barnas was born in Germany and spent his student days in art school and travelling in Europe. He immigrated to Ecuador during the rise of Nazi power in the 1930s. He specialized in tropical landscapes and mountain valley scenes. In 1949, Barnas came to the United States, and eventually settled in Houston, Tex. He died in 1953.


Donated 1979, 2000 and 2004 by Mrs. B.E. Skipper (also known as Dora L. Skipper), Barnas' daughter. Reel 1779 was collected and microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1779 available for use at AAA's Washington, D.C. office and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Carl Franz Joseph Barnas papers, 1880-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.