6 Bridge Street Lambertville, NJ 08530 United States 609.397.7700
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"Little House, Lambertville, NJ"

Documentation Signed
Documentation Notes Signed lower right
Origin United States, Pennsylvania
Period 1980-1999
Materials oil on canvas
W. 16 in; H. 14 in;
W. 40.64 cm; H. 35.56 cm;
Condition Good.
Description Signed lower right. Complemented by an artist designed frame.

Joseph Barrett (American, 1935)

Joseph Barrett was born in Midland, North Carolina 1936 and studied at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Barrett of Lahaska, Bucks County, Pennsylvania has been painting his entire adult life. His favorite subjects include the surrounding New Hope landscape and many local landmarks often encompassing figures into his compositions. Barrett utilizes a heavy impasto and his palette bears similarities to that of Fern Coppedge and George Sotter. Barrett’s paintings are always found in unique and somewhat primitive handmade frames designed by the artist and finished in metal leaf.

A living contemporary of the no longer living “New Hope School” impressionist painters, Joseph Barrett resides outside of New Hope above his old fashioned antique shop/studio. Entering Barrett’s antique shop is like taking a step back in time. Inside this cluttered and dusty haven of treasures from the past, in a back room appears a studio spanning only four by eight feet. This little studio containing cans of old brushes and hundreds of used paint tubes is reminiscent of something found in a turn of the century photograph. It is here that the Pennsylvania Impressionist tradition is still today being carried on.
Styles / Movements Modernism, New Hope School
Dealer Reference Number LAM0250
Incollect Reference Number 183248
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