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Edith Cleaves Barry artwork • painting • previously for sale Van Gogh at the 'Met', 1950

Edith Cleaves Barry

Van Gogh at the 'Met', 1950
gouache and oil on paper 30.0 x 41.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated '50

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: Thans collectie Rose-Marie en Eijk de Mol van Otterloo.
Exhibited: Detroit, Verenigde Staten, The Detroit Institute of Arts, 'Van Gogh in America', 2020.

Edith Barry lived in her childhood in New Jersey, a coastal state in northeastern USA. The Barry family made many international journeys through her father's job (he worked for an import / export firm). This way Edith became interested in the history and art of different cultures. She followed her art education in New York, where she also lived from 1916; then she made study trips to France, Italy, Africa and the Orient. She mainly painted, but also made images. The main part of her oeuvre consists of portraits, mostly of notables from politics and business. From 1935, Edith Barry had a country house in Kennebunk, Maine, where she spent the summers. A year later she founded The Brick Store Museum here, dedicated to regional history.

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