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The Sailors - John Barber (1898-1965)
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"The Sailors - John Barber (1898-1965)"
An oil on canvas measuring 46X38 cm (without the Montparnasse frame) representing sailors in a port signed lower right work circa 1935.

Born in Galatz, Romania, John Barber is an American modernist painter of portraits and scenes from life daily. He emigrated from Romania with his family to the United States in 1908. From 1909 to 1910, he studied at the National Academy of Design in New York. However, he finds the teaching too rigid. He entered the Ferrer Center School where he took lessons from Robert Henri. Henri's social realism had a lot of influence on Barber's work, particularly for representations of urban life. In 1916, he was hired as an illustrator for the radical magazine The Masses. In 1917, he was mobilized by the American army and was briefly in France. In 1920, after a brief return to New York, he moved to Paris with his friend Jules Pascin. He is fascinated by cubism. He studied at the Odessa school of André L'Hote. He learned from his teacher André Lhote the principle of articulations of distinct and animated shapes in space. Barber focuses on studies of cubist portraits. In 1927, he returned to the United States with Pascin and devoted himself to painting geometric figures. He then spent several years in France and Portugal with intermittent returns to New York. John Barber exhibited in Paris at the Salon d'Automne from 1923 to 1933. At the Salon des Tuileries in 1929 and 1930. In 1948, he married Dr. Margaret De Ronde, who traveled extensively in Mexico, Europe and the United States. He died of leukemia on December 8, 1965. Collections: Musée du Luxembourg, Musée d'art moderne d'art moderne, Center Pompi
Price : 2500 €
Artist : John Barber (1898-1965)
Period:20th Century
Style:Modern Art
Condition : Très bon état

Material : Huile sur toile
Length: 46 cm
Width : 38 cm

Reference : 657879
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