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John Pierce Barnes

1895: Born in Philadelphia; 1917-18: Served in U.S. Navy during the First World War. 1923-24: Attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied with and was very influenced by Daniel Garber. Awarded two Cresson Traveling Scholarships in 1923 and 1924, which enabled him to travel to France, Holland, and Belgium; 1924: Awarded PAFA’s Second Toppan Prize; 1920s: Infected with “sleeping sickness,” which would diminish his ability to paint and eventually take his life; 1952: Died.