Edward Herbert Barnard (1855 - 1909)
Silvery Morning, 1906
Oil on canvas
14 x 20 inches
Signed at lower right: E. H. Barnard
Numbered on the reverse: #P-187
Herbert Barnard was born in Belmont, Massachusetts and studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts where, in 1877 he was in the first class of that school. From 1885 to 1889, he studied in Paris at the Academie Julian with Gustave Boulanger and Jules Lefebvre.
Remembered mostly for his Barbizon-style landscapes, Barnard also exhibited portraits in the Paris Salons of 1888 and 1889. He subsequently painted throughout France along with Boston artists Charles H. Davis and Charles H. Hayden.
Exhibition venues included the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Art Club and the National Academy of Design. In Boston from 1890 to 1899, he maintained a studio in the Harcourt Building. He was a member of the St. Botolph Club and the Boston Water Color Club. From 1890 to 1899, he was a teacher at Bradford College.