ALBERT W. BARKER (1874-1947)
Albert Barker was born on June 1, 1874, in Chicago, Illinois. His first formal education was at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1890 to 1895. While at the academy he met his future wife, Bess Morot. His preference was for charcoal drawing, and the medium suited him, as he was partially colorblind. Barker was an instructor at the School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia between 1903 and 1913. Because of his interest in the classics and archaeology, in 1921 he received a Ph.D. in Greek archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Barker became interested in printmaking--first trying his hand at etching, but he was not happy with the technique. In 1926 he began collecting nineteenth-
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