George Barret Sr
(1728/32 - 1784)
George Barret, Sr. was active/lived in England, Ireland. George Barret Sr is known for landscape painting.
Biography George Barret, Sr.
George Barret Senior RA (1732-1784)
One of the most renowned Irish landscape artists of the 18th century, George Barret (Senior) succeeded in carving out a highly lucrative career as a painter in London, before succumbing to bankruptcy. All four of his children became artists, including George Barret Junior (1767-1842). Barret occupies an important position of one of the forerunners of romantic landscape.
Born in Dublin, the son of a clothier, he was initially apprenticed to a corset-maker before studying drawing and painting under Robert West at the Royal Dublin Society School in George's Lane. At the age of 15 he drew attention to himself by winning a prize at the annual examination of the Dublin Society. While at art school
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