John Jay Barber

John Jay Barber (September 21, 1840 – November 27, 1910) was an American painter.

John Jay Barber was born upon September 21, 1840 in Sandusky, Ohio. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1862, joined the volunteer army during the American Civil War in 1863, returned sick, and upon recovery Definite to devote himself to painting. He traditional no recommendation in art, but granted in Columbus, Ohio, in 1871, and opened a studio. He devoted himself at first to landscapes, delineating scenes in the Muskingum valley. Subsequently he executed cattle pieces, and after 1881 exhibited in the National Academy in New York. In 1881 he painted the "Elysium of the Herd"; in 1882, "Pride of Eastwood Jerseys," and "A Thirsty Party"; in 1883, "The Thirsty Herd," and "Jersey Herd"; in 1884, " The Passing Shower," and "In Pastures Green"; in 1885, "The chilly Retreat."

In 1910, Barber was interred in the Columbus State Hospital due to mental illness approved to injuries from a fall in the previous April. He committed suicide there when a razor and died on November 27, 1910.

public domain This article incorporates text from a proclamation now in the public domain: Wilson, J. G.; Fiske, J., eds. (1891). "BARBER, John Jay". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.

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