Artwork by Wilfred Molson Barnes,  Meriden, New Hampshire

Wilfred M. Barnes
Meriden, New Hampshire

oil on board
signed and dated 1914 lower left; signed, titled and inscribed “Sketch - Meriden, N.H.” on the reverse
9.75 x 13 ins ( 24.8 x 33 cms )

Auction Estimate: $900.00$700.00 - $900.00

Price Realized $720.00
Sale date: September 12th 2023

Private Collection, Toronto

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Wilfred Molson Barnes
(1892 - 1955)

Born in Montreal, Quebec, he studied at the Art Association of Montreal school under William Brymner and Maurice Cullen also the New York School of Art with William Chase, Robert Henri, Kenneth Hayes Miller; the Art Students’ League, New York and returned to Canada where he became a painter of landscapes in realistic style. He did some teaching and was active in art circles. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy (A.R.C.A. 1920 - R.C.A. 1946). The National Gallery of Canada has three canvases by him, “A Summer Storm”, “The Day Turns Ghost” and “Afternoon Shadows”. He died in Montreal.

Source: "A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Volume I: A-F", compiled by Colin S. MacDonald, Canadian Paperbacks Publishing Ltd, Ottawa, 1977