Herbert Barnett, ‘Abstract Still Life with Pitcher, Bowl of Flowers, Creamer’, Childs Gallery

About Herbert Barnett

New England artist Herbert Barnett’s oil paintings depict the majestic landscapes of Cape Ann, country still lifes, and portraits of mid-century figures. Barnett references the work of Cézanne and early cubists, with contrasting directional planes of color and sometimes-banal subject matter. Barnett’s work is characterized by visible evidence of its own process, with initial sketches discernible in dark paint. A prodigal painter, Barnett had his first of many international solo shows at 17, eventually becoming Dean of the Cincinnati Art Academy.

American, 1910-1972