Carl Franz Joseph Barnas papers

Collection ID:
Barnas, Carl, 1879-1953
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
REEL 1779: 2 published books, WALDO DER PFAHLBAUER, 1927, and BUERGERWAPPEN IN FRIEDBERG, 1930, illustrated by Barnas; illustrated articles; lists of publications, illustrations, and articles by and about Barnas; clippings; and 57 photographs of Barnas, his family, etchings, and paintings.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: 23 articles, clippings, and documents compiled by Barnas' daughter, Dora L. Skipper, from European and American sources, most written in the 1980s-1990s, and some written by Skipper. Also found is a list of posthumous exhibitions of Barnas' work, compiled by Skipper.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, etcher, and illustrator; Germany, Ecuador, and Houston, Tex. Barnas was born in Germany and spent his student days in art school and travelling in Europe. He immigrated to Ecuador during the rise of Nazi power in the 1930s. He specialized in tropical landscapes and mountain valley scenes. In 1949, Barnas came to the United States, and eventually settled in Houston, Tex. He died in 1953.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1779 available for use at AAA's Washington, D.C. office and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1979, 2000 and 2004 by Mrs. B.E. Skipper (also known as Dora L. Skipper), Barnas' daughter.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Reel 1779 was collected and microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Painters -- Texas -- Houston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Artists -- Ecuador Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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