Ernest Harrison Barnes (1873-1955), Oil on canvas. Signed lower right. Image measures 20.5 x 16", framed 22.5 x 18" overall. $995.00
Born in Portland, New York, in 1873, Barnes received a B.A. and an honorary M.A. from Hillsdale College in 1923. He also attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York. He later studied under Will Howe Foote and Henry Rankin Poore at the Old Lyme Art School, Connecticut, as well as with Charles H. Davies in Mystic, Connecticut. Barnes joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1915 and retired in 1943. He also taught at the Ann Arbor Art Association and was best known for his impressive Impressionistic landscapes throughout his career. His last group exhibition during his lifetime was “Michigan Art Through 50 Years” at UMMA in 1955.