John Pierce Barnes studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1921-1925. As one of Daniel Garber's finest students, he won awards for his paintings that celebrate the New Hope and Eastern Pennsylvania countryside. Stone Bridge oil on board 13 x 16" c. 1925
Please join us for the opening reception of an exhibition of pastels and oils on Friday, October 4, 2013 and curator's talk on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. The exhibition is on view until January 26, 2014. The Noyes Museum of Art is located on Lily Lake Road in the beautiful Edwin B. Forsythe National WIldlife Refuge of southern New Jersey.
The pastels of John Pierce Barnes are highlighted in a recent issue of Pastel Journal. The pastels of John Barnes continue to attract the attention of both collectors and artists. They tell the story of early twentieth century American art. The Pastel Journal just released the article to me in pdf format and I am attaching it below for your reading enjoyment!
The art of eastern Pennsylvania Impressionist John Pierce Barnes (1893-1954) will be exhibited at Salmagundi Club in New York City from September 15 - 28, 2011. Over thirty works including pastels and oils will be exhibited. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 1 - 7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1 - 5pm.
The March/April issue of American Art Review will feature an article about Pennsylvania Impressionist John Pierce Barnes. The piece connects Barnes to The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as well as his work in design at RCA Victor in Camden, New Jersey. Images include oils and pastels, both landscape and figurative. The article coincides with an exhibition of Barnes work at the Camden County Historical Society and Museum from February 28 - April 26, 2010.
Join us Sunday, February 28th for the opening of the Camden County NJ Historical Society's exhibit of the art of RCA designer John Pierce Barnes. Twenty-four pastels, selected oils and blueprints are among the works to be exhibited. A brief curator talk will be given at 1pm. The exhibit runs through April 26, 2010.
The Camden County Historical Society and Museum will exhibit The Art of John Pierce Barnes in late February 2010. Twenty four pastels as well as selected oils and blueprints will be featured. The CCHS houses what remains of the archives of RCA; John Barnes worked in the Victor Design Division of RCA from the late 1920's until 1954.
The exhibit of oils and pastels of John Pierce Barnes (1893-1954) will close this Sunday, August 30 at Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia. The exhibit was overwhelmingly received by those familiar with his work as well as those who were introduced to this accomplished Pennsylvania impressionist for the first time.
Dr. Michael Schantz, Director of Woodmere, is to be congratulated for mounting this exceptional exhibition and for re-introducing Philadelphians and art lovers alike to the art of Germantown native John Pierce Barnes.
The Barnes pastels and selected oils and blueprints will be exhibited this Fall at the Camden County Historical Society and Museum, Camden, New Jersey. Following his training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Barnes worked as a designer at RCA up until the time of his death in 1954
The collection of 24 pastels by John Pierce Barnes serves as a looking glass into the life of an early 20th century Pennsylvania Academy student. They are also a study of themes of the Pennsylvania and New Hope Impressionists. The pastels were created by Barnes in Bucks, Chester and Delaware County in the 1920s and several are done on sandpaper. Barnes exhibited pastels at the 20th Annual Philadelphia Water Color and Miniature Exhibition in 1922. -Kathryn Scimone Stanko