Lot 322
Will Barnet (American, 1911-2012), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Exhibition Poster
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Screenprint with lithograph in colors on paper, 1969, from a limited edition of 82, featuring Woman Reading, for the 1970 Pennsylvania Academy Exhibition, unsigned, unframed.

Image size 35 3/4 x 28 1/2 in. Sheet size 40 x 30 in.

Barnet grew up in Beverly, Massachusetts, and as a child began spending hours sketching and reading art books at the local library. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and then moved to New York in 1930 to concentrate on lithography. He taught and produced art in New York for more than sixty years. From the 1950s on he would spend every summer producing art in Maine.

Barnet was an American artist known for his paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints depicting primarily the human figure, his own family being an enduring subject in his work, often in casual scenes of daily life, but also in transcendent dreamlike worlds emphasizing shapes and careful arrangement of colors that express moods and feelings.

Some overall toning and wear at corners, grime smudge to image and finger print at left margin, small stain to upper margin.