Oil on Canvas, 98x77cm.
Noble Barlow R.B.A. 1861 – 1917
John Noble Barlow was born in Manchester in 1861. He studied art at the Academie Julian in Paris under Jules Joseph Lefebre, Paul Delance and Constant. After leaving Paris he continued his studies in Belgium, Holland and New York.
He became a U.S. citizen in 1887 where he lived in Providence, Rhode Island, becoming a member of the Providence Art Club. During this period he exhibited at the National Academy of Design and the Art Institute of Chicago. Some five years later he returned to England and St. Ives.
He soon gained a reputation and was elected a member of the Society of British Artists and was a successful medal winner at the Paris Salon in 1899 and in 1900 at the Paris Exposition.
For many years he maintained a studio at Lamorna Valley.
John Barlow was en exceptional landscape painter as this example clearly indicates. His work is held in a number of public collections both in the U.S.A. and at home.
The Rhode Island School of Design museum currently displays three of his works.
Many of the artist’s pupils at the John Barlow School of Art became successful painters including Garstin Cox, William Cox, Herbert George, Anna Hills and Edgar Nye.