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|Tom Barnett was a late 19th and early 20th-Century painter and
architect, active primarily in St. Louis where he was born on February
11, 1870. He studied architecture with his father and painting
under Paul Cornoyer. |
Barnett was head of the architectural firm of J. P. Barnett &
Company of St. Louis, but in later years devoted much time to
painting. He earned the following awards:
Gold medal for architecture at the St. Louis Exposition, 1904
Bronze medal for architecture and painting, Portland Exposition, 1905
First Ives landscape prize, St. Louis Artist's Guild, annually 1914-1925
Scott Memorial prize, Artist's Guild, 1918
First architectural prize, Cook County Court House, Chicago
Art League Group prize, 1921-1926
Town Club purchase prize, 1922
Chamber of Commerce prize, 1922-1924;
First prize best group, Artist's Guild, 1927, all of St. Louis
His paintings are in the St. Louis Museum of Fine Arts and Missouri State Capitol Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri.
He was a member of the Chicago Art Guild, National Arts Club, St. Louis
Art Guild, Salmagundi Club, Chicago Galleries Association, Allied
Artists of America, and American Federation of Arts.
He died in Boston on September 23, 1929
Submitted by Keith Schrader, a collector of Thomas Barnett paintings.
Taken from American Architects' Biographies, transcribed by Earle
Shettleworth Jr, Director Maine Historic Preservation Commission, Augusta Maine.
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