Sir Claude Francis Barry: France Boxed Notecards
Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Printed on recycled paper.
Born into a wealthy family, Claude Francis Barry (English, 1883–1970) was exhibiting his work with the Royal Academy in London by the time he was twenty-three. Success followed him in shows with the Royal Society of British Artists, the Society of Scottish Artists, and the Salon des Artistes Français. Trained in England in the Newlyn school of realist paintings and at St. Ives, his aesthetic sensibility was more French than English, but throughout his career his style was constantly evolving. His early narrative oils gave way to experimentation with pointillism and vorticism, and his etchings won major awards in France and Italy. He refined his use of line and form as he moved toward abstraction. Later in life he reworked images from etchings, creating oil paintings in pure colors from a simplified palette. His passion was always color, and Barry said that color was to painting “what love is in a man’s life.” The artworks reproduced in this set of scenes from France reflect the intensity of the artist’s passion.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
The Palace of the Popes, Avignon, 1963
Sacre Coeur—Moonlight, 1963