Will Barnet Will Barnet (1911-2012) – American painter and engraver, known for their beautiful, elegantly stylized portraits of women and children, was born may 25, 1911 in Beverly, Massachusetts. His father, Noah, who emigrated from Russia, was a machinist in a Shoe factory. His mother, Sarahdina arrived from Eastern Europe. Mr. Barnett became interested in art as a child and by age 12 had her own Studio in his parents ' basement. She studied at the school of the Museum of fine arts in Boston, and received a scholarship and went to new York to study at the art students League artists, arrived in 1931, as he said one day, with $10 and a portfolio of seascapes and portraits of the cat family. Worked for some time under the leadership of Stuart Davies, as well as acquainted with the surrealist artist Arshile Gorky.
The artistic career of Barnet was one of the longest and most significant in the history of American art. He died on 13 November 2012 at the age of 101 years, having gone through all of the major artistic school in modern American art. His exceptional paintings and drawings, his original style are recognized around the world. The work of Barnet includes almost all the major museums in the United States, including: Metropolitan Museum of art, National gallery of art, the Museum of modern art, new York, Whitney Museum of American art and the Museum of fine arts, Boston. Abroad he is represented in the collections of the British Museum, Ermolovskoe Museum, Oxford, and the Vatican Museum.