(1937 - 2015)
Al Barnes was active/lived in Texas. Al Barnes is known for landscape and coastal marsh painting, swimming fish, waterfowl, murals.
Biography Al Barnes
AL BARNES (1937-2015) ROCKPORT, TX. Rockport Center for the Arts mourns the loss of Al Barnes, who passed away Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at his hill country home outside Johnson City.
Barnes was born in Cuero, Texas in 1937. His artistic course was set when he moved to Port Isabel when he was an elementary school student. He became enchanted with nautical life when a local ferry captain allowed him to freely ride and steer the vessel back and forth between South Padre Island and the mainland. He sold his first painting in the sixth grade, using watercraft and coastal waters as inspiration in early works.
Barnes fulfilled his desire to become a professional artist, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in
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