J. Stewart Barney (Am. b.1869)
oil-on-canvasboard, signed l.l.
From the Estate of a Toms River Collector
Painting: 12" x 16"
Frame: 18" x 22"
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Barney was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1869. He was a painter, architect, sculptor and writer. Barney studied at Columbia University and the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Barney designed many buildings and churches in New York City and also in his native Virginia. He retired from the field in 1915 to paint, but returned to architecture in the 1920s to develop a plan for the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. His plan artfully combined the preservation of existing structures with the design of new buildings sympathetic to the existing historic fabric.
He exhibited a collection of Scottish and American landscapes at the Ehrich Galleries in New York City in 1924 and was a member of the Newport Art Association.
He is listed in: Falk, Who Was Who in American Art, and Young, Dictionary of American Artists.