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Bill Barrett papers, 1930-2013, bulk 1950-2013

Creator:
Barrett, Bill, 1934-  Search this
Subject:
Audubon Artists  Search this
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16141
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)363872
AAA_collcode_barrbill
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_363872
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Bill Barrett papers

Creator:
Barrett, Bill, 1934-  Search this
Names:
Audubon Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Extent:
8.9 Linear feet
2.7 Gigabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Gigabytes
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Sketches
Photographs
Date:
1930-2013
bulk 1950-2013
Summary:
The papers of Bill Barrett measure 8.9 linear feet and 2.70 GB and date from 1930-2013, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-2013. The collection consists of biographical material, lectures, exhibition files, scrapbooks, printed and digital material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials that document Bill Barrett's career as a sculptor and painter.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Bill Barrett measure 8.9 linear feet and 2.70 GB and date from 1930-2013, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-2013. The collection consists of biographical material, lectures and a talk, exhibition files, scrapbooks, printed and digital material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials that document Bill Barrett's career as a sculptor and painter.

Biographical material documents Barrett's awards from Audubon Artists and the Hakone Open Air Museum. Also included is an interview with Bill Barrett. Lectures and a talk consist of recordings on five videocassettes. Four lectures by Barrett were presented in conjunction with exhibition installations featuring his work. There is also a talk about public art given to a local community board in Sarasota, Florida. Exhibition files record openings of installations at galleries and the homes of private collectors via nine video cassettes and one digital recording. Nineteen scrapbooks document Barrett's solo and group exhibitions, public and private commissions as well as teaching positions and speaking engagements from circa 1970-2013.

Printed material includes some laminated display cards advertising Barrett's sculptures, a few reproductions of sculptures, and a monograph on the artist's work. Artwork by Bill Barrett consists of five pencil sketches of sculptures and five drawings that were used as preliminary studies for Barrett's paintings. Thirteen sketchbooks mostly contain preliminary studies for Barrett's sculptures; a few of the sketchbooks are annotated. Photographic materials include slides of artwork from 1959-1979 and a portfolio of digital prints of Bill Barrett's sculptures and paintings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1987-1994 (Boxes 1, 11; 0.1 linear ft.)

Series 2: Lectures and Talk, 1978-1987, 2000-2003 (Box 1; 0.3 linear ft.)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1978-2012 (Boxes 1-2; 0.8 linear ft., ER01; 1.08 GB)

Series 4: Scrapbooks, circa 1930-2013 (Boxes 2-7; 6.1 linear ft., ER02; 0.872 GB)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1990-2011 (Boxes 7-8, 11; 0.2 linear ft., ER03; 0.746 GB)

Series 6: Artwork, 1971, 1995-2002 (Boxes 8, 11; 0.2 linear ft.)

Series 7: Sketchbooks, circa 1950s-1995 (Boxes 8-9; 1.0 linear ft.)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, 1959-1979, circa 2012-2013 (Box 10; 0.2 linear ft.)
Biographical / Historical:
Bill Barrett (1934-) is a sculptor and painter in New York and New Mexico.

Harry Stanford Barrett IV, known as Bill Barrett was born in Los Angeles, California in 1934. His father, Stan Barrett was a painter and teacher; his mother, Theodora Barrett was a homemaker. Bill Barrett attended the University of Michigan from 1958-1960 receiving a Bachelor of Science in Design, a Master in Science, and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture. By the late 1950's, Barrett had gained recognition for his welded sculptural works. His work was included in group shows at the Indiana Art Center and the Detroit Institute of Arts; his sculptures were acquired by museums and universities for their collections. During this period, Barrett held teaching positions at the Cleveland Institute of Art (1963-1964), the University of Michigan (1960-1968), and City College of New York (1970).

Bill Barrett had his first exhibition in New York at the Jason Gallery in 1967. By the 1970's, Barrett had set up a studio in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood and his fabricated aluminum sculptures were featured in the 1970 Whitney Biennial as well as in group exhibitions at the 10 Downtown, Andre Emmerich Gallery, and the Benson Gallery. In the 1980s, Bill Barrett's style evolved from abstract, geometric shapes to more fluid, expressive designs. Also, the Shidoni Foundry in New Mexico was overseeing the fabrication of Barrett's larger sculptural works. He was invited by Debora Hicks, daughter of the Foundry's owner, Tom Hicks to show his work at the Shidoni Sculpture Gardens, and since then, he has been a regular exhibitor at Shidoni. In 1992, Bill Barrett and Debora Hicks married, setting up a home and studio in New Mexico. Influenced by the landscape of New Mexico, Bill Barrett returned to painting and he has had several exhibitions that featured both his paintings and sculptures. In recent years, Barrett also designs jewelry.

Bill Barrett has participated in over 100 exhibitions held at galleries, museums, and other arts venues in the United States, Europe, and Japan. He has received numerous commissions to design both indoor and outdoor sculptures from individuals, corporations, academic institutions, local and state governments. Barrett has served as the President of the Sculptors Guild and he is a member of the Century Club and the National Arts Club. He has been awarded the Audubon Artists Gold Medal of Honor in Sculpture, the Chaim Gross Foundation Award for Audubon Artists, the Hakone Open Air Museum Award in Tokyo, and the Reynolds Memorial Award for Sculpture.

Bill Barrett has two sons and a daughter from a previous marriage. He and Debora Hicks Barrett divide their time between New York and New Mexico.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2014 by Bill Barrett.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Bill Barrett papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Video recordings
Sketches
Photographs
Citation:
Bill Barrett Papers, 1930-2013, bulk 1950-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.barrbill
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-barrbill

Hakone Bijutsukan, Atami Bijutsukan meihin zuroku / [henshū Hakone Bijutsukan Atami Bijutsukan]

Title:
箱根美術館・熱海美術館名品図錄 / [編集箱根美術館熱海美術館]
Meihin zuroku
名品図錄
Selected catalogue of Hakone Art Museum, Atami Art Museum
Author:
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Atami Bijutsukan  Search this
JAC Project  Search this
Subject:
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Atami Bijutsukan  Search this
Physical description:
volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1968
Shōwa 43 [1968]-
Topic:
Art, East Asian  Search this
Call number:
N7336 .H34 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1103124

Meihin zuroku

Title:
名品図錄
Selected catalogue of Hakone Art Museum, Atami Art Museum
Author:
Kyūsei Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Kyūsei Atami Bijutsukan  Search this
Subject:
Kyūsei Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Kyūsei Atami Bijutsukan  Search this
Physical description:
volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Japan
Hakone-machi
Atami-shi
Date:
1968
Shōea 43 [1968]-
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
708.5 .K84
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_879410

Meihin zuroku. Chūgoku tōjiki hen : MOA Bijutsukan, Hakone Bijutsukan / [henshū MOA Bijutsukan]

Title:
名品図緑. 中国陶磁器篇 : MOA美術館・箱根 美術館 / [編集MOA美術館]
Selected catalogue Chinese ceramics MOA Museum of Art
MOA Bijutsukan meihin zuroku. Chūgoku tōjiki hen
MOA美術館名品図緑. 中国陶磁器篇
Author:
MOA Bijutsukan  Search this
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
JAC Project  Search this
Subject:
MOA Bijutsukan  Search this
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Physical description:
97 p. : ill. (some col.), 1 map ; 23 x 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1982
Shōwa 57 [1982]
Topic:
Pottery, Chinese  Search this
Porcelain, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
NK4165 .M63 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_842933

Meihin zuroku. Chūgoku kaiga, Nihon kaiga hen : MOA Bijutsukan, Hakone Bijutsukan / [henshū MOA Bijutsukan]

Title:
名品図緑. 中国絵画・日本絵画篇 : MOA 美術館・箱根美術館 / [編集 MOA 美術館]
MOA Bijutsukan meihin zuroku. Chūgoku kaiga, Nihon Kaiga hen
MOA 美術館名品図緑. 中国絵画・日本絵画篇
Author:
MOA Bijutsukan  Search this
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
JAC Project  Search this
Subject:
MOA Bijutsukan  Search this
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Physical description:
119 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1982
Shōwa 57 [1982]
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
N7336 .M6505 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843883

Meihin zuroku. Sōgō hen / [henshū MOA Bijutsukan]

Title:
名品図錄. 総合編 / [編集 MOA 美術館]
MOA Bijutsukan meihin zuroku
MOA 美術館名品図錄
Author:
MOA Bijutsukan  Search this
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Subject:
MOA Bijutsukan  Search this
Hokone Bijutsukan  Search this
Physical description:
173 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Japan
Atami-shi
Date:
1982
Shōwa 57 [1982]
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
N7336 .M65 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_846608

Selected catalogue : MOA Museum of Art, Hakone Museum of Art

Author:
MOA Bijutsukan  Search this
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Subject:
MOA Bijutsukan  Search this
Hokone Bijutsukan  Search this
Physical description:
vi, [148], 16 p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Japan
Atami-shi
Date:
1986
1986, c1982
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
N7336 .M651 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_846609

Meihin mokuroku : Hakone Bijutsukan, Atami Bijutsukan = Handbook : Hakone Art Museum, Atami Art Museum / [henshū Atami Shōji Kabushiki Kaisha]

Title:
名品目錄 : 箱根美術館, 熱海美術館 = Handbook : Hakone Art Museum,Atami Art Museum / [編集熱海商事株式会社]
Author:
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Atami Bijutsukan  Search this
Atami Shōji Kabushiki Kaisha  Search this
Subject:
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Atami Bijutsukan  Search this
Physical description:
58 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1957
To 1868
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
709.52 .A9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_882786

Hakone Bijutsukan, Atami Bijutsukan meihin zuroku / [henshūsha Hakone Bijutsukan, Atami Bijutsukan, Kanchō, Yoshioka Yōji]

Title:
箱根美術館, 熱海美術館名品圖錄 / [編集者箱根美術館, 熱海美術館, 館長吉岡庸治]
Hakone Bijutsukan meihin zuroku
箱根美術館名品圖錄
Atami Bijutsukan meihin zuroku
熱海美術館名品圖錄
Selected treasures of Hakone Art Museum, Atami Art Museum
Author:
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Yoshioka, Yōji  Search this
Atami Bijutsukan  Search this
Subject:
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Atami Bijutsukan  Search this
Physical description:
41, 5 p., [148] p. of plates : chiefly ill. (some col.), port. ; 35 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Japan
Atami-shi
Date:
1963
Shōwa 38 [1963]
Topic:
Art, East Asian  Search this
Call number:
709.5 .H15f
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_886752

Hakone Bijutsukan Atami Bijutsukan meihin zuroku

Author:
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Atami Bijutsukan  Search this
Subject:
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Atami Bijutsukan  Search this
Physical description:
v. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
1973
Call number:
N7336 .H34 1972X
N7336.H34 1972X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_167857

Meihin zuroku : Hakone Bijutsukan, Atami Bijutsukan = Selected catalogue : Hakone Art Museum, Atami Art Museum

Title:
名品図 : 箱根美術館・熱海美術館 = Selected catalogue : Hakone Art Museum, Atami Art Museum
Type:
Books
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1068860

Meihin zuroku. Nihon tōjiki hen / [henshū MOA Bijutsukan]

Title:
名品図錄. 日本陶磁器篇 / [編集MOA美術館]
MOA Bijutsukan meihin zuroku. Nihon tōjiki hen
MOA美術館名品図錄. 日本陶磁器篇
Author:
MOA Bijutsukan  Search this
JAC Project  Search this
Subject:
MOA Bijutsukan  Search this
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Physical description:
103 p. : col. ill., map ; 23 x 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1982
Topic:
Pottery, Japanese  Search this
Porcelain, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
NK4167 .M63 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_946326

Meihin zuroku. Fūzokuga, ukiyoe hen

Title:
名品図錄. 風俗画・浮世絵篇
MOA Bijutsukan meihin zuroku
MOA 美術館名品図錄
Selected catalogue, genre, ukiyo-e painting, MOA Museum of Art
Author:
MOA Bijutsukan  Search this
JAC Project  Search this
Subject:
MOA Bijutsukan  Search this
Hakone Bijutsukan  Search this
Physical description:
122 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1982
Shōwa 57 [1982]
Edo period, 1600-1868
Topic:
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Ukiyoe  Search this
Call number:
ND1053.5 .M63 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_949679

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