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Series 8 | A Finding Aid to the George Grey Barnard papers, circa 1860-1969, bulk 1880-1938 | Digitized Collection

George Grey Barnard papers, circa 1860-1969, bulk 1880-1938

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Series 8: Printed Material, circa 1890-1969
1.5 linear feet
Boxes 7-8, 15-16 and BV 25

Found in this series are books, clippings, exhibition catalogs, magazines, pamphlets, postcards, programs, reports, and reproductions of old master prints. The materials found in this series not only document Barnard's life and career as a sculptor and collector, but also the art and architecture that inspired and interested him.
Clippings record his success at the Paris Salon of 1910; the financial problems that plagued the construction of the Pennsylvania State House, which included sculptures by Barnard; his collections of medieval art, primarily the Cloisters; and his plans to create a large memorial sculpture, most commonly referred to as the
Rainbow Arch
. A folder of exhibition catalogs and programs document both exhibitions of Barnard's work as well as programs from the dedication of his statue of Abraham Lincoln. There are also annotated postcards of Barnard's boyhood hometowns of Kankatee, Illinois and Muscatine, Iowa, as well as another set of postcards that depict the flooding in Moret, France, the location of his studio in the early 1900s.
The bulk of the rest of the material reflects Barnard's influences and interest in art and architecture from the ancient to the modern. Many of the books found in this series are nineteenth and early twentieth century art books consisting of plates of ancient, medieval, and renaissance art and architecture. Additionally there is a folder of modern reproductions of Old Master prints, primarily by Durer, which come from the Parisian book and art dealer, George Rapilly. They are all stamped on the verso "Rapilly - Paris/Hlio - A.D./9, Quai Malaquais." There is another folder of miscellaneous modern print reproductions.
Printed Materials have been arranged alphabetically by format.
This series has been partially scanned. Books, clippings (aside from scrapbooks), magazines, and printed reproductions have not been scanned.

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  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.