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Edward Herbert Barnard

(American, 1855–1909)

mystic river valley by edward herbert barnard

Edward Herbert Barnard

Mystic River Valley

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Studied Architecture at M.I.T.
Awarded a prize by the Society of American Architects.
Studied privately under John Bernard Johnston, who was a young landscape and animal painter and a former pupil of William Morris Hunt.
Barnard met Charles Henry Hayden, who would become his life-long companion. Barnard became a student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the same year this institution was founded. In later years, Barnard acknowledged a debt to William Morris Hunt: "All my training at this early time was under Mr. Hunt’s influence, and I have always been thankful for it." (Coburn, 1909; quoted from manuscript as dictated by the artist). Barnard remained at the Boston Museum School until 1881. After a disagreeable sojourn in Minnesota as a magazine illustrator in 1881, Barnard returned to the East and worked as a "figure designer" in a stained glass company. In the mid 1890s, Barnard continued painting with Hayden and Davis in Connecticut and exhibiting in various annuals. Barnard’s work was included in the annuals of the Art Institute of Chicago (1894-1911). Hayden died in 1909 at the age of fifty-four.