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Oil on wood panel
Art & Design Study Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
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.
A red brick building on campus during the winter.
The subject of Barr's painting is a structure on campus built in 1911 as a dining hall. Originally called the commons, it was later renamed Montgomery Hall and now houses administrative offices for the college of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate College.
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