June 7 – July 5, 2024

PHILIP BARTER: Paintings and Drawings from the 1980s and 1990s

Opening Reception: June 12, 5–7pm

This collection of paintings by Philip Barter (1939–2024) were painted during the pinnacle of his illustrious career. They come from the coveted collection of an avid, longtime Barter collector who recently made them available. Barter was known for the bold style of his colorful abstract-like landscapes and his gritty narratives of Downeast life and Maine’s working waterfronts.

A self-taught artist from Boothbay, Maine, Barter went to California in the 1960s where he met and worked with Alfonso Sosa, an abstract expressionist painter. It was on the west coast where Barter first encountered the work of Marsden Hartley, another Maine-born artist. Barter identified with Hartley and was inspired to move back to Maine to paint full-time where he spent a half-century painting the landscape of his home state.

By the 1990s Barter was experiencing success. Bates College Museum of Art mounted a retrospective of Barter’s work in 1992, and Bates, the Farnsworth Museum, and Portland Museum of Art acquired his work. Barter was also the subject of a feature profile in Down East and in January 1995, and Tim Sample highlighted Barter’s life in art in one of his “Postcards from Maine” segments on the CBS Sunday Morning program hosted by Charles Kuralt. Barter went on to enjoy a prolific, successful career. In 2017, Marshall Wilkes published Philip Barter: Forever Maine, a monograph on Barter’s life and career written by Carl Little.

 

PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Descending Clouds, Mt. Katahdin
1997, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
from a private estate
SOLD PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Sorrento Pound
1983, oil on canvas, 24 x 24.5 inches
from a private estate
Price on Request PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Still Life with Strawberries
1988, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
from a private estate
SOLD PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Mt. Katahdin, Abol Rock Fall
ca. 1980s, oil on canvas, 38 x 30.5 inches
from a private estate
Price on Request PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
A Day At The Lake
1983, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches
from a private estate
Price on Request PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Egypt Stream
1991, oil on canvas, 40 x 51.5 inches
Price on Request PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Mt. Bigalow
1993, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
from a private estate
$8000 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Blueberry Barren with Aureole
ca. early 1990s, oil on board, 24 x 30 inches
from a private estate
$10,500 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Still Life With Vegetables
ca. 1990s, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches
from a private estate
$12,000 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Still Life with Owl
1997, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
from a private estate
Price on Request PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Open Tulips
1989, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
from a private estate
$6000 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Schoodic
ca. 1980s, oil on board 30 x 24 inches
from a private estate
$6500 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Two Sail Boats
ca. 1990s, oil on canvas, 25 x 31 inches
from a private estate
$8000 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Fish and Lemons
ca. 1980s, oil on wood relief, 30 x 30 inches
from a private estate
$6500
PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Hog Bay
1984, oil on board, 20.5 x 24 inches
from a private estate
SOLD PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Oberton River in Spring
1990, oil on board, 30 x 24 inches
from a private estate
$9500 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Duck Pond, Dyer Bay
1991, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
from a private estate
$8500 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Wild Flowers
1991, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
from a private estate
$8500 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Blueberry Field with Gravel Pit
oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches
from a private estate
$9000 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Bayberries and Shore Roses, Schoodic
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
from a private estate
$9500 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Wine Bottle and Two Lemons
ca. 1990s, oil on board, 14 x 11 inches
from a private estate
$2800 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Foolish
1989, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
from a private estate
$7000 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Saint John’s Bay at Midnight
ca. 1990s, oil on canvas, 27 x 38 inches
from a private estate
$8000 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Andrew’s Boatyard
oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
from a private estate
$9000 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Winter Landscape
1989, oil on board, 5 x 7.5 inches
from a private estate
$2000 PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Casita with Red Bush
pastel, 4.5 x 7 inches
$950 framed PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Blue House
pastel, 4.5 x 7 inches
SOLD PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Casita with Clouds
pastel, 4.5 x 7 inches
SOLD PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Philip Barter en España
pastel, 4.5 x 7 inches
$950 framed PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Casita
pastel, 4.5 x 7 inches
$950 framed PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Abstract House
pastel, 4.5 x 7 inches
$950 framed PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Mount Katahdin
1997, pencil sketch, 4 x 7 inches
$950 framed PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024)
Maine Landscape
pastel, 7 x 4.5 inches
$950 framed
PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Descending Clouds, Mt. Katahdin 1997, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches from a private estate SOLD
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Sorrento Pound 1983, oil on canvas, 24 x 24.5 inches from a private estate Price on Request
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Still Life with Strawberries 1988, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches from a private estate SOLD
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Mt. Katahdin, Abol Rock Fall ca. 1980s, oil on canvas, 38 x 30.5 inches from a private estate Price on Request
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) A Day At The Lake 1983, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches from a private estate Price on Request
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Egypt Stream 1991, oil on canvas, 40 x 51.5 inches Price on Request
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Mt. Bigalow 1993, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches from a private estate $8000
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Blueberry Barren with Aureole ca. early 1990s, oil on board, 24 x 30 inches from a private estate $10,500
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Still Life With Vegetables ca. 1990s, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches from a private estate $12,000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Still Life with Owl 1997, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches from a private estate Price on Request
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Open Tulips 1989, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches from a private estate $6000
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Schoodic ca. 1980s, oil on board 30 x 24 inches from a private estate $6500
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Two Sail Boats ca. 1990s, oil on canvas, 25 x 31 inches from a private estate $8000
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Fish and Lemons ca. 1980s, oil on wood relief, 30 x 30 inches from a private estate $6500
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Hog Bay 1984, oil on board, 20.5 x 24 inches from a private estate SOLD
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Oberton River in Spring 1990, oil on board, 30 x 24 inches from a private estate $9500
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Duck Pond, Dyer Bay 1991, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches from a private estate $8500
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Wild Flowers 1991, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches from a private estate $8500
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Blueberry Field with Gravel Pit oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches from a private estate $9000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Bayberries and Shore Roses, Schoodic oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches from a private estate $9500
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Wine Bottle and Two Lemons ca. 1990s, oil on board, 14 x 11 inches from a private estate $2800
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Foolish 1989, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches from a private estate $7000
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Saint John’s Bay at Midnight ca. 1990s, oil on canvas, 27 x 38 inches from a private estate $8000
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Andrew’s Boatyard oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches from a private estate $9000
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Winter Landscape 1989, oil on board, 5 x 7.5 inches from a private estate $2000
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Casita with Red Bush pastel, 4.5 x 7 inches $950 framed
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Blue House pastel, 4.5 x 7 inches SOLD
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Casita with Clouds pastel, 4.5 x 7 inches SOLD
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Philip Barter en España pastel, 4.5 x 7 inches $950 framed
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Casita pastel, 4.5 x 7 inches $950 framed
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Abstract House pastel, 4.5 x 7 inches $950 framed
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Mount Katahdin 1997, pencil sketch, 4 x 7 inches $950 framed
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PHILIP BARTER (1939–2024) Maine Landscape pastel, 7 x 4.5 inches $950 framed
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