Donald Blagge Barton (1903 - 1990); The Three Nude; Oil on canvas; 30 x 36 in; framed: 40 x 28 in; Birth place: Fitchburg, MA
Addresses: Fitchburg, MA/Rockport, MA
Profession: Painter, photographer
Studied: BMFA Sch., 1922-25, with Philip Hale; Michael Jacobs; A.T. Hibbard in Rockport, 1923; Gifford Beal; Henry Rice; W. Lester Stevens; Grand Central Art Sch., NYC, 1925-26; Hans Hoffmann in Munich and Capri, c.1926
Exhibited: Dallas AM; AIC; Rockport AA,1923-24,1989 (solo); The Casson Gallery, Boston, MA, 1927; PAFA (Philadelphia WC Show), 1930; NAD, 1931 (prize); Fitchburg Art Mus., 1931, 1932 (solo); AWCC, 1931-32 (prize); Alfred Walker Gallery of FA, 1989 (retrospective); Jane Law's Long Beach Gallery, 1990; Marbella Gallery, NYC, 1992; Kollar & Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Member: PAFA; Rockport AA, 1923
Comments: Painted Gloucester harbor scenes and also ran a photography studio in Fitchburg and worked for Bachrach in W. Newton, Mass. He also taught art therapy at the hospitals of Medfield and Gardner. His mother, Mabel Augusta Barton, was also an artist (see entry).
Sources: WW40; info. courtesy of his daughter, Barbara Badstubner, Groton, MA.
Born in Fitchburg, MA 1903-Died in Fitchburg, MA 1990.
Studied at the Metropolitan School of Art (Gloucester summer school), School of the Museum of Fine Arts- Boston, Massachusetts Normal School of Art, Charles Woodbury School (Ogonquit), Grand Central Art School (NYC), Hoffmanschule (Munich, Capri).
Private lessons with Phillip Leslie Hale, Henry Webster Rice, Gifford Beal, William Lester Stevens.
Operated Barton Photography Studio Fitchburg, MA, Occupational Therapist MA Dept. of Mental Diseases to 1970.
J.F. Murphy Prize for best work by artist under 40 (National Academy of Design-1929).