Madeleine Lorimer Barnett

About the Artist

Madeleine Lorimer Jordan Barnett was born in Manchester, England, in 1887. She began her lifelong study of art at the Royal College of Art in London. It was there that she studied with the British  sculptorA three-dimensional work of art, or the art of making it. Such works may be carved, modeled, constructed, or cast. Sculptures can also be described as assemblage, in the round, and relief, and made in a huge variety of media. A sculptor is one who creates sculptures. (artlex.com)  Albert Toft.

Barnett was married in 1917 to Leonard Barnett, but continued to pursue her art practice. Having relocated to Canada, Barnett began exhibiting her work, showing first at the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in Toronto (1937 and 1941), and the Edmonton Art Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta (1942) (now the Art Gallery of Alberta). She became known for  representationalTo stand for; symbolize. To depict or portray subjects a viewer may recognize as having a likeness; the opposite of abstraction. A representation is such a depiction. (Artlex.com)   figurativeUsed to describe an artwork which visually references, depicts, or describes the human body as a focus.  sculptures, although she also created  oilSlow-drying paint made when pigments are mixed with an oil, linseed oil being most traditional. The oil dries with a hard film, and the brightness of the colours is protected. Oil paints are usually opaque and traditionally used on canvas. They can have a matte, semi-gloss, or glossy finish. To look at examples of works in oil paints, see the articles under the names of every period from the Renaissance onward. (Artlex.com)  paintings.

Madeleine Barnett passed away in 1961, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.


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