Barnes, Gustave Adrian.

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Title

Barnes, Gustave Adrian.

Author

Benko, Nancy.

Source

Australian Dictionary of Biography.

Details

vol.7, pp.179-180.

 

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Type

Dictionary entry

Language

English

Country of context

Australia

Abstract

“After the death of his father in 1912 Barnes returns to Adelaide to run the family business [Barnes amp; Neate, builders, plasterers, modellers]. In England he had collected old prints, engravings and etchings; his expertise led to an appointment in 1915 to the Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia, as artist and art supervisor. He was to sort and arrange the print collection for exhibition, help select works for the Gallery, and supervise modelling".