David Barnett (American, b. 1946)
Southwest Ruins, 1997
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Watercolor and ink
6.25 x 20.75 in
"Southwest" ruins is an original watercolor and ink drawing by David Barnett. The artist signed and dated the artwork in the lower right. It depicts a beautifully colorful barren landscape with architectural ruins. Though the environment is in ruins, the bright and joyful colors give the impression that the landscape is in fact teeming with life, as many deserts in America are. David Barnett has done several pieces centered around the landscapes of the American Southwest, a popular vacation spot for him and his family for many years. In each of the pieces, the viewer can feel the appreciation and enjoyment the Barnett family felt returning to that familiar and beautiful place through the expressive marks and joyful color 6 1/4" x 20 3/4" art 13 3/8" x 28" frame David Barnett, an artist, collector, appraiser and gallerist has been passionate about art from the early age of five. David’s career as an art dealer began at age nineteen when, as a fine arts student, he sponsored an exhibition of work by fellow student artists. In 1966, he opened his first gallery in a converted basement apartment at Wisconsin Avenue and 21st Street. In 1985 David moved his gallery from Wisconsin Avenue into the Old Button Mansion on State Street and has been active ever since. David’s talents for recognizing undervalued artists and for meeting the needs of art lovers, art collectors and artists have created a vibrant, flourishing gallery and collection of over 6,000 works of art. David was born and raised in Wisconsin. He has been painting in watercolors, acrylics, oil pastels as well as fine art photography. David has more than 10 different series he has developed over the years. They include Abstract, Surrealism, Morph Dog, Up North Birch Bark, Impressions of Mexico City, Southwest, Fireworks, Famous Artist Paying Homage and Garden Panorama. Influential artists include Vermeer, Miro, Kandinsky, Chagall, Nolde and Klee. David has been featured in many magazines, newspapers and public television programs regarding his beautiful gallery, collection and knowledge and passion of fine art. David also has work in the permanent collection Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona.