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Will Barnet papers, 1897

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Series 3: Writings , 1940-2000
3.1 Linear feet
Boxes 5-9

Writings by Barnet consist of 7 essays, 45 teaching lectures (14 with transcripts), 3 notebooks, and 4 speeches.
Lectures include "Personal Reflection on the Spiritual Aspects in American Art" given at the Vatican, a series of 22 taped lectures given at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts between 1970 and 1973, and a draft notebook of a proposed work on color lithography. Barnet's lecture recordings are on 4 videocassettes (VHS), 18 sound tape reels, and 25 sound cassettes. Only 14 of the 45 lectures have transcripts. Most are found only on original audio and video recordings. Three of the four speeches by Barnet are recorded on 1 VHS videocassette and 2 audio tape reels.
The bulk of writings by others are biographical essays and memoirs of Barnet, including a copy of Peter Barnet's dissertation, Will Barnet: Artist and Teacher, and a copy of Katharine Kuh's essay, "Sitting for Will." This subseries also includes 4 exhibition guest registers and creative fiction by others, including a play and poems. A portion of the writings by others are recorded on 1 videocassette (VHS) and 2 sound cassettes.
This series is arranged as 2 subseries.
  • 3.1 By Will Barnet, 1945-1998
  • 3.2 By Others, 1940-2000
3.1: By Will Barnet, 1945-1998
Description Container
Essay, "Aims in Teaching", circa 1960-1975
5
39
Essay, "Aspects of American Abstract Painting", 1956
5
40
Essay, "Creative Approach to Graphic Arts", circa 1960-1975
5
41
Essay, "Future Directions", circa 1960-1975
5
42
Essay, "My Philosophy of Art", circa 1960-1975
5
43
Essay, "My Self Portrait", circa 1960-1983
5
44
Essay, "Painting Without Illusion", circa 1960-1975
5
45
Essay Drafts, circa 1950-1980
5
46
Lecture, "20th Century: American Contemporary Artists", 1958
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
6
1
Lecture, "20th Century: Leger and Juan Gris", 1958
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
6
2
Lecture, "Abstraction in Old Masters", 1963
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
6
3
Lecture, Art Students League, 1998
1 videocassettes (vhs)
6
4
Lecture, Art Survey (slide show), 1969
1 Sound tape reel
6
5
Lecture, "Color as Form", 1958
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
6
6
Lecture, "Horizontal and Vertical", 1958
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
6
7
Lecture, "Ingres, Memling, Poussin", 1961
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
6
8
Lecture, "Ingres, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, and Utamaro", 1957
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
6
9
Lecture, "My Work", 1958 June 27
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
6
10
Lecture, "My Work", 1958 August 5
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
6
11
Lecture, "Old Masters and Composition", 1988
1 Sound cassette
6
12
Lecture, On Artistic Practice, 1975
2 Sound cassettes
6
13
Lecture,"On Rembrandt", 1965
1 Sound tape reel
6
14
Lecture,"Personal Reflection on the Spiritual Aspects in American Art", 1976
6
15
Lecture,"Portrait and Abstract Art", 1969
1 Sound tape reel
6
16
Lectures, Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, circa 1970-1973
22 Sound cassettes
7
1
Lecture, "Space", 1958 July 3
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
7
2
Lecture, "Space", 1961 February 2
1 Sound tape reel
7
3
Lecture, "Survey of Painting", 1958
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
7
4
Lecture, Truro Congregational Church, 1990
1 videocassettes (vhs)
7
5
Lecture, "Two Spatial Concepts", 1961
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
7
6
Lecture, "Vermeer", 1958
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
7
7
Lecture, Woodstock School of Art (slide lecture), 1992
2 videocassettes (vhs)
7
8
Lecture Notes, circa 1950-1975
7
9
Notebook, Art Notes, circa 1950-1970
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1
Notebook, Color Lithography Book Contents, 1945-1949
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2
Notebook, Color Lithography Book Cover, 1945-1949
8
3
Notebook, Neuberger Exhibition List, 1958
8
4
Speech, At ASL Dinner Honoring Barnet and Julian Levi, 1979
8
5
Speech, "Aspects of the Modern Portrait", circa 1950-1970
1 Sound tape reel
8
6
Speech, Honoring Lou Zorna, 1996
1 videocassettes (vhs)
8
7
Speech, On Art, circa 1950-1970
1 Sound tape reel
8
8
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1960-2000
8
9-10
Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1950-1970
8
11-15
3.2: By Others, 1940-2000
Description Container
Barnet, Peter, Will Barnet: Artist and Teacher, 1974
8
16
Farnesworth Art Museum, Docent Talk, 1996
1 videocassettes (vhs)
8
17
Farrell, James T., Writings on Will Barnet, 1940-1949
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18
Flexner, James, "Will Barnet", 1990
8
19
Frankel, Jack, Providers (play), circa 1990-2000
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20
Grant, Daniel, On Becoming an Artist (draft), 2000
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21
Gray, Robert, "Will Barnet... Remembrance of Things Present", circa 1960-1975
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22
Gursoy, Ahmet, A New Yorker by Choice, 2000
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23
Kuh, Katharine, "Sitting for Will", 1983
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24
MacDonald, Michael, "Eighth Street Past", circa 1970-1990
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25
Morley, Grace, "Abstract Art on the Pacific Coast", circa 1960-1975
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26
Newsom, Patricia, "Will Barnet", circa 1960-1975
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27
Rehl, Beatrice, "World in a Frame", 1990
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28
Savelli, Angelo, Lecture, 1973
1 Sound cassette
8
29
Stillwell, Mary Kathryn, Poems, 1987
8
30
Wolfe, Townsend, Speech at Arkansas Art Center, 1992
1 Sound cassette
8
31
Miscellaneous, cirac 1960-1975
8
32
Exhibition Guest Register, 1968
8
33
Exhibition Guest Register, 1970-1976
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