This is unusual in that the scene is double sided. It is a water color on paper. The Obverse side depicts a coal depot that originally stood in the city of Patterson New Jersey. I have found photos of it with Garret mountain in the back round.
The reverse side shows coal car being loaded at a terminal & there is a large sign. This company was the leading fossil fuel company of its day. The double sided painting is about 21 X 29 sight & 31 X 40 with the frame & matting.
There is no glass covering the reverse side. I recently had it framed to protect the work from damage. The condition is vivid bright & crisp for both sides. The" Koppers" side has some pencil notations across the center.They can be easily removed if you find them. I only mention them for. They were done by the artist & I feel they add to the value of this. Barbour was born and raised in Patterson, New Jersey, the heart of America's once thriving silk industry. He was the youngest of four children born to Drs.
After attending local schools, a young Arthur Barbour responded to his country's call of duty by joining the U. Upon his return from active duty, he enrolled in the Newark Public School of Fine and Industrial Arts with postgraduate work in his chosen career field of watercolor painting. His paintings are very much in the manner of. Henry Gasser The both went to the Newark School.
Of Fine and Industrial Arts. Probable about the same time & possibly studied under the same instructors.
The many facets of Arthur Barbour's artistic talent have been regularly highlighted in numerous publications of the Ford Times, Woman's Day, The Artist Magazine (Canadian Publication), and American Artist Magazine. His works have been featured for over thirty years on American Artist Group Christmas cards and on many calendars. They have also been exemplified in publications by M.Grumbler Library "Art of Acrylic Painting" and Wendon Blake's books "Acrylic Watercolor Painting" and " Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting" by Watson-Guptill Publications. Through the international publication of his three books "Painting Buildings in Watercolor", "Painting the Seasons in Watercolor", and "Watercolor: The Wet Technique" all published by Watson-Guptill Publications, Mr. Barbour has unselfishly passed his accumulated knowledge on to millions of students in America, England, and Japan. Arthur Barbour hold memberships in many national art organizations, among them: the National Academy of Design; American Watercolor Society (past director); Allied Artists of America; Audubon Artists; and New Jersey Watercolor Society (past secretary). Barbour's words are included in the permanent collections of: The U. Department of the Navy; Essex Chemical Corporation; Equitable Life Assurance Society of U. His works are also included in numerous other private collections. For his outstanding contribution in the area of watercolor, Mr. Barbour has been listed in "Who's Who in America"; "Who's Who in the East"; Who's Who in American Art" and the "Dictionary of International Biography, England. He is a recipient of over one hundred awards. This is an outstanding work of art for any Paterson New Jersey, Advertising or Energy collector. Please ask any questions you may have. " View of Garret mountain from above site".
This picture is probably from the 1960s or 70s. The painting was probably from the late 30s.
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