Will Barnet, Artist

Born May 25, 1911 in Beverly, Massachusetts, Will Barnet was an artist known for his paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints. An article appearing in North Shore Sunday recounts his appreciation for the Beverly Library as an aid in his search for knowledge in his youth as does the letter below. In appreciation, Will Barnet donated a number of prints to the Beverly Public Library which are currently on display in our Barnet Gallery.

For more information on Will Barnet and for examples of his work, please visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum and check out this video of Barnet speaking about his work.

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