The Old Print Shop

Will Barnet


Will Barnet was born in Beverly, Massachusetts in 1911. His art career spans over eight decades.  In 1927 he studied with Philip Leslie Hale at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and in 1930, at the Art Students League in New York - where his interest in printmaking took hold and developed.  His association with the Art Students League is one of the longest in the League's history, remaining there as a teacher until 1980.  Barnet also taught at the New School for Social Research, NY; and The Cooper Union, NY.  

Throughout his career Barnet has received acclaim in both painting and printmaking.  As a printmaker he has worked in many mediums including woodcut, etching, lithograph, and serigraphy. As a master printer, he printed lithographs for the Mexican artists Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco.  

Will Barnet's work can be found in many public collections including the Guggenheim Museum, NY;  the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY;  the Museum of Modern Art, NY;  the Whitney Museum, NY;  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, among many others.