Will Barnet

A Catalogue Raisonné 1931-2005

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John Szoke Editions, New York: 2008
$60

Will Barnet has had one of the longest and most distinguished careers in the history of American art. His exceptional body of paintings and drawings and his original style are recognized around the world. His work has entered virtually every major museum in the United States, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Fine Art, Boston. Abroad, he is represented in the collections of The British Museum, London, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and The Vatican Museum. There have been innumerable critical studies of his works in books, catalogues and magazine articles.
A devoted printmaker with a technical expertise encompassing lithograph, woodcut, serigraph and intaglio, Barnet has treated printmaking as a serious undertaking in his own right. As early as 1934, he became the official printer for the Arts Student League, New York, where he had printed for the Mexican muralist, Jose Clemente Orozco. Will Barnet has taught and influenced several generations of printmakers around the world, and it is through his remarkable legacy in prints that he has found his widest audience.