George Gray Barnard

George Gray Barnard Collection
June 15, 1912
1 folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Finding Aid by: Edythe Huffman, Feb. 2013

Biographical Note:

George Grey Barnard was born May 24, 1863 in Bellefonte, PA. His father, the Rev, J.L. Barnard, was the minister for 30 years at the Second Presbyterian Church in Madison, IN. George Barnard was a sculptor for 30 years and was commissioned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to create 31 figures for the new capitol building at Harrisburg. Barnard is best known work is of Abraham Lincoln, with 3 castings, in Cincinnati, OH (1917), Manchester, England (1919), and Louisville, KY (1922). He collected Gothic-Romanesque art housed in a building of his design in New York City, which became the nucleus of the 12th-15th century antique collection of The Cloisters,  “Cloister of St. Guilhem”, the Medieval Art Branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1925. He was a noted Indiana sculptor and was posthumously named to the Indiana Academy. He died on April 24, 1938, one month before The Cloisters opened.


Indiana Biography Index
Indiana Biography Series, v. 32, p. 114 (Indianapolis Star, 5/1/1938) and v.74, pp. 82 & 83. (Indianapolis Star, Sunday 10/24/1971 and Sunday, 10/31/1971).
“George Grey Barnard”. Wikipedia.  Feb. 1, 2913.
“George Grey Barnard”. Britannica Online Encyclopedia.  Feb. 1, 2013.
Hilliard, Regina Armstrong. “Sculptor George Grey Barnard”.  Digital History Project.  Feb.  1, 2013.

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of a letter, written by George Grey Barnard, which recommends Miss Eberle as a possible sculptor for sculpting a figure of Mrs. Newell’s son.

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Item and Folder Listing:

Folder 1.  George G. Barnard

June 15, 1912 Letter to Mrs. L.R. Newell

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: June 15, 1912
Provenance:  Unknown
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions:  None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
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