In the Gallery (Rotates Monthly)
Featured Artist in the Gallery ~ Works on Paper by Gertrude Barrer. April 2021
Gertrude Barrer was born in 1921 in New York City and studied with Harry Sternberg at the Art Student’s League from 1939-1942/43 and at the University of Iowa under noted artist Philip Guston. She has been increasingly credited by art historians as having been a leading contributor to American Modern Art. She and her husband, artist, Frank Russell, moved to Roxbury in 1959, and collaborated on such projects as ceramics, murals, illustrations, sculpture and prints. They were also deeply involved in the Connecticut art world.
Gertrude Barrer’s work is included in numerous permanent collections, including at The Vatican; the United Nations Chapel in Geneva, Switzerland; the Cologne Cathedral, in Germany; the University of Maine; the Dayton Art Institute; Women’s City Club of New York (now Women Creating Change); Bradford Museum, Chicago; the Harrison Museum at the State University of Utah; and the homes of many private collectors throughout the U.S. and Europe. Ms. Barrer has been quoted saying, “Art is a religion and a way of life to me. It involves intellect and constant learning, intellectual as well as just the craft of skills in any medium. I am a thinker who uses art as my discipline but I live in the world and must find my symbols in the world.” Barrer died in 1997. Works on display are available to purchase through Clapp & Tuttle Gallery in Woodbury.
The recently renovated Library Gallery offers a beautiful space with lighting to highlight any work of art. Art is displayed on a monthly basis, and artists must apply for consideration.
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