Artist Biography

Edward Herbert Barnard

(1855 - 1909)

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    Born in Belmont, Massachusetts, Edward Herbert Barnard is known for his impressionist and representational landscapes. He studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then painting in the inaugural class at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. For a few years he worked for a stained glass manufacturer. In the mid-1880s, Barnard traveled to Paris and began studying at the Académie Julian with Gustave Boulanger (1824–1888) and Jules Lefebvre (1836–1911). Before leaving France in 1889, he saw an exhibit of paintings by Claude Monet (1840–1926) that inspired him to paint with outdoor light. He taught at Bradford College from 1890 to 1899. He exhibited at the Paris Salon, Paris Exposition, Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Art Club, National Academy of Design, and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among other locations. His work is in the collections of the Florence Griswold Museum and Sheldon Museum of Art.

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