Lucy Hayward Barker papers

Collection ID:
Barker, Lucy Hayward, 1872-1948
Physical Description:
1.8 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A chronology and biography prepared by Barker's daughter, Eleanor Barker McCargar, entitled "Biographical Sketch of My Mother"; correspondence, 1890-ca. 1985, including letters from Lucy to her family, some written during her travels abroad, and other family correspondence, letters to Lucy from friends and teachers, among them Philip Hale and Edmund Tarbell; letters to Eleanor regarding her mother; and other miscellaneous correspondence; sketchbooks; color photographs of Barker's paintings; biographical materials; clippings; a photocopy of a catalog for the Portland Society of Art's 1936 annual exhibition,1936; and a video, Lucy Hayward Barker, 1892-1948 : American Impressionist Portrait Painter, by appraiser James B. Byrnes.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Maine. An American Impressionist portrait painter, Barker studied with Edmund Tarbell, Philip Hale and Frank Benson at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School. From 1898 to until her marriage to Roy Barker in 1906 she had a studio in Boston. After marriage and motherhood, she resumed her career in 1929 in Presque Isle, Maine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Eleanor Barker McCargar, Barker's daughter, 1993-1994. Additions are expected.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from Lucy H. McCargar-White or Thalia Pearce.

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Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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