Untitled Landscape by Tom P. Barnett (1870-1929), Oil. Won First Prize at the St. Louis Artist Guild Exhibition, 1925. Gift of M/M Alex Crawford Hoyt, 1970.
American architect and painter Thomas P. Barnett was known professionally as Tom Barnett and Tom P. Barnett. He turned his attentions primarily to painting later in life, studying under the American Impressionists. His paintings were well received in his lifetime and exhibited widely. Barnett won both local and national awards including the Bronze Medal for Painting at the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in 1905, and the First Ives Landscape Prize from the St. Louis Artist’s Guild every year between 1914 and 1925. Barnett was a member of the Chicago Art Guild, National Arts Club, St. Louis Artist’s Guild, Salmagundi Club, Chicago Galleries Association, Allied Artists of America, and the American Federation of Arts.