The Berger Collection

Collection: Sir Claude Francis Barry (1883-1970)

Sir Claude Francis Barry (1883-1970)

Born into an aristocratic family, Sir Claude Francis Barry began his training with the landscape painter Sir Alfred East (1849-1913), who taught him to simplify his compositions and concentrate on overall form, not detail. In his early twenties in Cornwall, in the southwest of England, he joined a group of artists known as the Newlyn School, the British counterpart to the French open-air painters known as the Barbizon School.