Robert T. Barrett is active/lives in Utah. Robert Barrett is known for figure drawing, illustrator, educator.
Biography from the Archives of askART
Illustrator Robert Barrett received a B.F.A. degree in painting from
the University of Utah, before earning an M.A. and M.F.A. in painting
from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Following these
degrees, he received a German Academic Exchange Grant to study for a
year at the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin. Barrett has taught in
the Department of Visual Arts at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah,
for the past twenty years. He is a member of the Illustrator's
Partnership of America and Society of Illustrators. His work has
appeared in Print Magazines' Regional Design Annual.
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Barrett has completed a number of religious works including Portraits of the Prophets,
which is on long-time exhibition on the Brigham Young campus. His
paintings are also on exhibit around the world at Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints' visitor centers and temples. He also exhibited
in the Tennessee State Museum show, "One Hundred Years of Religious
Barrett's awards include the Utah Advertising
Federation Exhibit, Salt Lake Art Directors Club Show, the Eliza R.
Snow Fellowship and a grant from the Utah State Arts Council and
National Endowment for the Arts to be artist in residence at the
Kimball Art Center.
Barrett's exhibitions include the Norman
Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts; Society of Illustrators,
New York City; and Directors Guild of America, New York City. His
work has been exhibited in shows at the LDS Church Museum of Art and
History, as well as other Utah-based exhibitions like the Kimball Art
Center and Springville Art Museum.
Barrett has illustrated books such as The Nauvoo Temple Stone, about the rebuilding of the LDS Temple in Nauvoo, Illinois, and The Story of the Walnut Tree,
as well as for major publishers like Bantam, Dell, Dial, Double Day,
Fawcett, Harper-Collins, McGraw Hill, Random House and Viking.
Robert Barrett has taught illustration at Brigham Young University in
Salt Lake City, Utah for over two decades. The artist has created
drawings for many publishers including Random House, Harper Collins, and
American Artist Magazine, April 2003
Southwest Art, February 2003
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