Summer Fields
oil on board, 10" x 14", signed lower right
Born in Manchester, England, Barlow studied in Paris at the Académie Julian with Jules Joseph Lefebvre, Paul Delance and Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant. He also studied in Belgium, the Netherlands and New York City. He became a U.S. citizen in 1887. He was an Honorary Member of the Providence Art Club and also exhibited at the National Academy and the Art Institute of Chicago. Barlow returned to England and married Marie Elizabeth Johnson (an American Citizen) in London in 1891. The couple settled in St. Ives, Cornwall in 1892 where Barlow established the John Noble Barlow School of Art. Many of his pupils became well-known painters, including Garstin Cox, William Cox, Donald Henry Floyd, Herbert George, Anna A. Hills, and Edgar Nye. Barlow was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He received a medal at the Paris Salon in 1889, and a Silver Medal at the Paris Exposition of 1910. Here in the United States his work is in the collections of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; Brown University’s Gardner House, and the Providence Art Association.
John Noble Barlow (1861 - 1917)