biography of George BARKER (1882-1965)

Birth place: Omaha, NE

Death place: Pacific Palisades, CA

Addresses: Pacific Palisades, CA

Profession: Painter, teacher, lecturer, writer

Studied: Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Andre L'Hote, Paris, France, and with J. Lawrie Wallace, Edwin Scott.

Exhibited: Pacific SW Expo., 1928 (hon. men.); Los Angeles P. & S. Club, 1940, 1941 (prize), 1942 (prize), 1944; Stendahl Gallery, P. & S. of Los Angeles, 1942 (second prize); Santa Monica AA, 1940 (prize), 1945 (prize); Pomona College, 1946; California AC 1935-44, prizes, awards:1951, 1953, 1955, 1956; Grant Gal., 1935 (solo); Greek Theatre, Los Angeles; Los Angeles AA, 1950, 1951, 1956, 1957; Pacific Palisades AA, annually, 1952 (solo), 1956 (prize); Long Beach Mun. Art Center, 1951; Joslyn Art Mus., 1954; Santa Monica Library, 1957; Bakersfield Art Gal., 1958.

Member: Los Angeles P. & S. Club; Los Angeles AA; California AC; Pacific Palisades AA; Long Beach AA; Omaha Art Guild; Santa Monica AA (founder & pres.)

Work: Olympic Library, Los Angeles; Joslyn Art Mus., Omaha, NE

Comments: Lectures: Explorations in Color," "Art & Technique of Thomas Eakins," "Velasquez at The Prado," "French Painting," etc. His wife was painter Olive R. Barker (see entry).

Sources: WW59; WW47; Hughes, Artists in California, 34; Peggy and Harold Samuels, 21."