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Will Barnet Exhibit at the National Academy Museum

The "Will Barnet at 100" exhibit opened last weekend at the newly renovated National Academy Museum in New York City.  I wasn't familiar with his painting, but loved the exhibit that spanned his very long, active career.  He is still painting and will actually be at the Academy next month for a "conversation!  I couldn't find images on the National Academy website, but here is a link to images of his work in a gallery. 

I loved his paintings in general and "Atlantis" in particular.  It consisted of 15-20 women all standing on a pier overlooking the sea. I painted several of the women in my sketchbook to remember the exhibition.  I couldn't find an image of the original to include here, but my friend Pat also sketched it and wrote about it on her blog



Lovely sketch Shirley =)

Terrific! And that exhibit looks amazing! Unbelievable that he is still going strong at 100!

See you in November!!

I'm playing catch-up, and it's great to see your recent work. It sounds like you had a grand time in Chicago, and what a lovely family! nancy

Great exhibit I am sure. I had the honor of personally meeting Will Barnet this summer in an art workshop in Maine, that his daughter and son-in -law own (the building). I have a little writeup on my website for it under the Exhibits/Workshop section can be viewed on www.namestedesigns.com, and my husband and I purchased one of his grandaughter Ali's oil paintings while there at the location. She is adding her last name with Barnett- and is one to watch in upcoming decades. Wonderful people!

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