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WILL BARNET (1911-2012)
Makeshift Kitchen. Etching and aquatint. 175x200 mm; 6 7/8x7 7/8 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of 20. Signed, titled and inscribed "A.P." in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by the artist, New York. 1935.
A very good impression of this scarce, early etching. Szoke 14.
Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, Barnet attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston from 1928-30. He later won a 3 year scholarship to the Art Students League, New York, where he focused on printmaking. Throughout his career, he mastered a variety of techniques, including etching, woodcut and lithography. An extremely dynamic artist, Barnet changed his style significantly throughout his career. His earliest graphic works captured the social and economic despair which resulted from the Great Depression; during these years he also worked for the WPA, producing prints for the graphics arts division.