In Memoriam: Will Barnet

In Memoriam:

Will Barnet, former League student, instructor emeritus, and visionary artist passed away last month at the age of 101.

Print of the Week


Widow’s Walk, 1970


26 x 20 inches

Will Barnet’s prints depict the human figure and animals, both in casual scenes of daily life and in transcendent dreamlike worlds.His sustained exploration of the relationship between abstract forms and perception echo the works of famed artist Alex Katz and the abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning.

“My interest has been in developing further the plastic convictions that have been evolving in my abstract paintings; so that a portrait, while remaining a portrait, becomes in this sense an abstraction: the idea of a person in its most intense and essential aspect.”
-Will Barnet, 1962

New York Times

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