Lawrence Barrett was an etcher, lithographer, teacher, illustrator, sculptor, writer, and painter. Born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Barrett was a student at the Broadmoor Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado beginning in 1920. He studied under Robert Reid, John F. Carlson, Ernest Lawson, Randall Davey, Boardman Robinson, and Charles Locke.
Barrett was an instructor of lithography and etching at the Broadmoor Academy (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center) from 1938-1952. He collaborated with noted American artists who taught at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, including George Biddle, Adolf Dehn, Arnold Blanch, and Boardman Robinson. Barrett was awarded the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 1940. He co-authored a book with Adolf Dehn in 1946 titled "How to Draw and Print Lithographs." Barrett won an award for his 1966 bronze Bucking Horse.
Exhibited: Midwest Exh., 1928 (med.); Guggenheim Fellow, 1940; Philadelphia Print Club, 1941 (prize); NAD; LOC; MMA; AV, 1943 (prize); de Young Mem. Mus., 1941 (solo); Santa Barbara Mus., 1945 (solo); Pasadena Mus. Art, 1946 (solo).
Works held: MMA; LOC; Colorado Springs FAC; BM; CI.
Further Reading: Cook, David and Linda. John F. Carlson and Artists of the Broadmoor Academy. David Cook Fine Art: Denver, 1999.; The Illustrated Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West, Peggy and Harold Samuels, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York, 1976.; Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America, Vol. I. Peter Hastings Falk, Georgia Kuchen and Veronica Roessler, eds.,Sound View Press, Madison, Connecticut, 1999. 3 Vols.
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