John Noble Barlow
(1861–1917) was a prominent English
artist at the turn of the twentieth century, known predominantly as a landscape and seascape painter.
John Barlow was born in Manchester
in 1861. He enrolled at the Académie Julian
, and studied for two years under Jules Joseph Lefebvre
, Paul Delance and Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant
. Barlow also studied in Belgium
and New York
in the United States
. He later emigrated to the United States and became a U.S. citizen in 1887, although he returned to Europe by 1889. Barlow lived in Providence, Rhode Island
, was a member of the "Providence Art Club" and exhibited at the National Academy of Design
and the Art Institute of Chicago
Barlow returned to England, married Marie Elizabeth Johnson (an American Citizen) in London
in 1891, and then settled in St. Ives, Cornwall
in 1892. In 1896, Barlow was made a member of the Royal Society of British Artists
(RBA) and, in 1916, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters
(ROI). He received medals at both the 1899 Paris Salon
(Gold Medal-3rd Class) and the 1900 Paris Exposition
. Many of his later scenes are from the Lamorna
Valley, Cornwall, where he had a studio. His 1909 painting, "Spring, Lamorna" was considered his best work to date.
Barlow died in Penzance
, Cornwall, in 1917.
Many of Barlow's pupils at the John Noble Barlow school became well-known painters, including Garstin Cox, William Cox, Herbert George, Anna A. Hills, and... Read More