July 1 – August 29
Will Barnet is a giant in the history of 20th Century American Art. He was widely associated with the most prominent figures in painting spanning several generations and movements, from Stuart Davis and Yasuo Kuniyoshi, to James Rosenquist and Cy Twombly. Entwining figurative and abstract elements with personal and universal themes, Barnet’s practice charts an extraordinary progression through 20th Century American painting. Will Barnet: Family Homage features 29 rarely exhibited paintings drawn from the artist’s most personal body of work, those retained by his family and a foundation created in his name. The exhibition is organized by the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in collaboration with the Barnet Foundation.
Will Barnet (1911-2012), Woman and the Sea, 1973, oil on canvas, 51 ¾ x 41, signed lower right