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Herbert P. Barnett papers, 1930-1974

Barnett, Herbert, 1910-1972

Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: ca. 275 items (on 1 microfilm reel).

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.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 577 available for use at Archives of American Art offices 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.

Restrictions on Use

Publication of an unpublished manuscript of the technique of oil painting requires the written permission of Peter Barnett, 140 Riverside Drive, New York, N.Y. 10024

How to Cite This Collection

Herbert P. Barnett papers, 1930-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.