Richard Barnet

Richard Barnet

Richard Barnet is one of seven artists included in Summer Show: New Artists at the William Holman Gallery (65 Ludlow Street, NYC). The show runs from June 19 through July 19. While this group of paintings, large-scale watercolors, woodcuts, and sculpture encompasses a range of “abstract, objective and sculptural” styles, they all possess a careful…

In Pursuit of Art

In Pursuit of Art

Mid-nineteenth-century Grand Rapids, Michigan offered limited opportunities for education. In an illustration for Harper’s Weekly (Fig. 1), Frederick Stuart Church recalled his early school days in a Grand Rapids one room schoolhouse. Consumed by a desire to draw, young Fred occupied himself drawing with pencil on the blank pages of his school texts and on…