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Lucy Hayward Barker papers, 1898-1992

Barker, Lucy Hayward, 1872-1948



Collection Information

Size: 1.8 Linear feet

Summary: A chronology and biography prepared by Barker's daughter, Eleanor Barker McCargar, entitled "Biographical Sketch of My Mother"; correspondence, 1890-ca. 1985, including letters from Lucy to her family, some written during her travels abroad, and other family correspondence, letters to Lucy from friends and teachers, among them Philip Hale and Edmund Tarbell; letters to Eleanor regarding her mother; and other miscellaneous correspondence; sketchbooks; color photographs of Barker's paintings; biographical materials; clippings; a photocopy of a catalog for the Portland Society of Art's 1936 annual exhibition,1936; and a video, Lucy Hayward Barker, 1892-1948 : American Impressionist Portrait Painter, by appraiser James B. Byrnes.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Maine. An American Impressionist portrait painter, Barker studied with Edmund Tarbell, Philip Hale and Frank Benson at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School. From 1898 to until her marriage to Roy Barker in 1906 she had a studio in Boston. After marriage and motherhood, she resumed her career in 1929 in Presque Isle, Maine.


Donated by Eleanor Barker McCargar, Barker's daughter, 1993-1994. Additions are expected.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Restrictions on Use

Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from Lucy H. McCargar-White or Thalia Pearce.

How to Cite This Collection

Lucy Hayward Barker papers, 1898-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.