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Artist

Paul E. Barr

Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1892-1953

Title of Work

Untitled

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Date of Work

1938

Medium

Oil on masonite

Signature

Lower right

Height

18"

Width

23"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

On display: Third floor

Location

Memorial Union

Artist Bio

Paul E. Barr, an accomplished painter, was the first Chair of UND’s Art Department—a position he held for over a quarter century. Born in Tipton County, Indiana, Barr studied art in the United States and France. During his career in art, he painted scenes in over ten countries and wrote about art. He co-authored a textbook with Eugene E. Myers, Creative Lettering, and independently wrote an early study on regional art history, North Dakota Artists, published posthumously in 1954.

Additional Information

Student composed text panel:

Paul E. Barr (American, 1892-1953)
Untitled, 1938
Oil on masonite
UND Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection

Paul E. Barr was born in Tipton County, Indiana. In his early years, he studied art not just in the United States, but in France as well. Over the years, Barr has painted many scenes around the world. He also wrote and co-authored a couple of books. North Dakota Artists, one of the books Paul wrote himself was published in 1954. It focused on regional art history. The textbook, Creative Lettering, is the textbook he co-authored with Eugene E. Myers. UND named Barr the first Chair of the Art Department in 1928. It was a position he held for many years.

This piece uses a variety of pastel colors to construct the painting. The light hues and pastels used throughout the piece bring out a serene and calming experience, adding to the relaxing and focused environment of the third floor of the Memorial Union.

Mountainous landscape.

Condition

Good.

Rights

Images are provided for educational purposes only and may not be reproduced for commercial use. Images may be protected by artist copyright. A credit line is required to be used for any public non-commercial educational purpose. The credit line must include, “Image courtesy of the University of North Dakota.”

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