Naive Artist Patricia Barton
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About The Artist Patricia Barton

Introduction to the artist
A Short History
One Woman Exhibits
Participation in Group Exhibits
Paintings in Permanent Museum Collection
Awards and Distinctions
Participation in Television and Radio Programs
Paintings Reproduced in Books Concerning Naïve Art
Reproduction of Paintings
Patricia Barton in Her Own Words
Introduction:

Patricia Barton is a painter of international reputation, who had never painted until the age of 36. Because she had no art school or academic training, she is called a "naïve" painter (for more on this subject click here) or often "Modern Primitive" is also used, but this is neither here nor there. Not having training does not make a naïve artist by any means. The age at which she began painting is significant, it is the age when many people have to take stock of their lives - it is fro most people the last chance for a change of self-expression. Patricia Barton finds glorious expression in her painting.

Arriving in France from California at the age of 25, the effect of a seasonal and climatic change on the countryside had a profound effect on her, the wondrous things that most of us enjoy, complain about, but take for granted.

Patricia Barton also was aware of the relationships of animals in this changing environment. for eleven years, this wonder grew until at the suggestion of a friend in 1964, she began to paint and to release her pent-up impressions. Her talent came to the notice of the great art critic and proponent of naïve art, Anatole Jakovsky, who continued to give her his support and encouragement.

She is now concerned as anyone must be who loves the countryside on the effect of urban development and pollution on living beings, whether plant or animal - and has decided to try to paint all animals within her knowledge which are threatened with extinction.
A Short History:

Patricia Barton was born in Los Angeles, California, USA. In 1953, shortly after studying at the University of California, she moved to Paris where she lived for ten years with her American husband. they then moved to the country west of Paris. There she was deeply moved by the natural beauty of the area and in 1964, without any art training whatsoever, she painted her first picture, in gouache, “A Country Garden”.

Since then, she has never had a lesson in painting, and is now recognized as one of today’s major naïve (modern primitive) painters.

She has had ten one-woman exhibits in Europe’s leading capitals and in New York. She has contributed to sixty-nine group exhibits throughout the United States, Europe, South America, South Africa and Japan. Her paintings have appeared on many television programs, have often been printed internationally in books on Naïve Art and she has had two U.N.I.C.E.F. cards printed. Her paintings are owned by private collectors the world over.

The paintings of Patricia Barton hang in four major museums in France. In 1975, she was awarded the highest honor any Naïve painter can receive, the “Prix Pro Arte Peinture Naïve Européenne” Prix d’Honneur. Since then, she has won many awards in international painting competitions.

Since her first painting of “A Country Garden”, she has done through three distinct periods and has changed from the medium of gouache to acrylic. Her present pictures show imaginary portraits of people meticulously dressed in the style of the nineteenth century. As she is constantly striving for a new and different expression, she is experimenting with abstract painting.
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One Woman Exhibits:

1997 - La Larroumet - Gourdon, France

1986 - Galerie Pro Arte, Kasper, Morges, Suisse

1982 - Château de Losse-Thomac, France

1981 - Galerie Hypothèse Diffusion, Sarlat, France

1980 - Galerie Pro Arte, Kasper, Morges, Suisse

1976 - Galerie Pro Arte, Kasper, Morges, Suisse

1973 - Archer Gallery, Londres, Great Britain

1972 - Gallerie Hamer, Amsterdam, Holland

1967 - Cober Gallery, New York City, USA
Participation in Group Exhibits:

1999 - “The Lion” - Gallery Majou - Gourdon, France

1996 - “Le Cirque” - Musée International d'Art Naïf Anatole Jakovsky, Nice, France

1991 - “Le Rêve des Primitifs Modernes” - Musée de l’Athénée, Genève, Suisse

1991 - “20ème Concours des Primitifs Modernes” - Suisse

1990 - “Concours Prix Suisse Pro Arte” - Galerie Pro Arte, Suisse

1989 - “Naïfs d’Aujourd’hui” - Musée International d'Art Naïf Anatole Jakovsky, Nice, France
“A La Rencontre des Lauréats du Prix Suisse de Peinture Internationale des Année 1972-1989” - Galerie Pro Arte, Suisse

1988 - “Les Naïfs” Exposés par la Ville de Nancy, France
“Exposition de Noël” - Galerie Pro Arte, Suisse
“Poésie d’un Monde Heureux” - Galerie Pro Arte, Suisse
“Les Naïves” - Galerie Pro Arte, Suisse

1987 - “Le tour de France des Naïfs” - Marie d’Anglet, France
“À la Rencontre de l’Art Naïf” - Château de Bourdeilles en Périgord, France
“Lauréats - Plaquette d’Or” - Galerie Pro Arte, Kasper, Morges, Suisse
“Chats - Oiseau et Paysages d’Hiver Naïf”, Galerie Pro Arte, Kasper, Morges, Suisse

1986 - “Sixième Exposition Annuelle d’Art International” - Galerie Leslie Sacks, Le Cap, Afrique du Sud

1985 - “L’Art Naïf International” - organizé par la cité de Brives, France
“La Chasse et la Pêche” - Galerie Antoinette, Paris, France
“Naïfs des Provinces de France” - Galerie Antoinette, Paris, France
“Peintres Naïfs Américains” - Groupe Henri Rousseau - Galerie Pro Arte, Morges,Suisse
“Peintres Naïfs Internationaux” - Groupe Henri Rousseau - Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud

1984 - “Peintres Naïfs Internationaux” - Château de Grandson, Suisse
“Les Peintres Naïfs et les Chats” - Galerie Antoinette, Paris
“Art Naïfs International” - Domaine des Quatre Vents, Garches, France

1983 - “Exposition provenant de al collection du Musée d’art Naïf d’Ile-de-France” - Inter-Club, Allemagne
“Exposition d’art Naïf du Musée d’Art Naïf d’Ile-de-France” - Het Slot Zeist, Hollande
“Les Naïfs” - Musée de l’Athénée, Genève, Suisse
”Le Chat vu par les Peintres” - Galerie Pro Arte, Morges, Suisse

1982 - “Exposition provenent de la collection de Max Fourny” - Musée d'Art Naïf Max Fourny, Musée d’Art Naïf de l’Ile-de-France, Charenton, France
“Le Génie des Naïfs” - Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France
“Group Henri Rousseau” - Galerie Pro Arte, Morges, Suisse
“Group Henri Rousseau” - Quinto, Ecuador, Berne, Suisse

1980 - “Groupe Henri Rousseau” - Neuchatel, Suisse

1978 - “Exposition Naïfs” - Kyona Galerie, Tokyo, Japon

1977 - “3ème Salon des Arts Internationaux 1977” - Nancy, France
“Moderne Franse Naïeven” - Hamer Galerie, Amsterdam, Hollande
“Groupe Henri Rousseau” Europäische - Galerie d’Art Naïf Bruxelles, Belgique
“Groupe Henry Rousseau” Naïve Malerei - Galerie d’Arte Naïf Bruxelles, Belgique
“Groupe Henry Rousseau” Galerie Greef - Galerie d’Arte Naïf Bruxelles, Belgique
“Groupe Henry Rousseau” Galerie Sur Alten Kanzlein - Zofingen, Suisse

1976 - “Groupe Henry Rousseau” - Fabian Galerie, New York, USA
“Groupe Henry Rousseau” I Naïfs III - Rassengna International Delle Arte Della Cultura, Lugano, Suisse

1975 - “Les Naïves” - Courtrai, Belgique
“Salalto dell’Arte” - Milan, Italie
“Europäïsche Naïve Malerei” - Kunstverein, Konstanz, Allemagne
“Marché du Petit format” - Galerie Pro Arte, Morges, Suisse

1974 - “La Grande Domenica” - Milan, Italie
“Art Kunstmesse” - Bâle, Suisse
“Les Naïfs” - Hapet, Hollande
“Groupe Henri Rousseau” - Morges, Suisse

1973 - “Peinture Naïve Européenne” - Musée d’Athénée, Genève, Suisse
“Basel Arte Galerie” - Bâle, Suisse
“Centre Suisse de Peinture Naïve” - Solaure, Suisse
“Les Chats vus par les Peintres Naïfs” - Galerie Hamer, Amsterdam, Hollande
“Art 73 - Bâle, Suisse

1972 - “Trois Femmes Peintres Naïfs” - Galerie Pro Arte, Kasper, Suisse
“Peintures Bibliques par les Peintres Naïfs” - Galerie Hamer, Amsterdam, Hollande
“International Naïvens” - Galerie Krull, Krefeld, Allemagne
“Iki International Market fur Aktuelle Kunst” - Dûsseldorf, Allemagne
“Prix Pro Arte Peintres Naïfs” - Galerie Pro Arte, Kasper, Suisse
“La Kunst Messe Basel” - Bâle, Suisse

1971 - “6th International Naïve Arte” - La Boétie Gallery, New York, USA
“Les Naïfs” - Hof Ter Linde, Courtrai, Belgique
“Art 71” - Bâle, Suisse

1970 -”5th International Naïve Arte” - La Boétie Gallery, New York, USA
“Sètay Gallery” - Beverly Hills, Californie, USA
“F. Parlement Gallery” - Allentown, Pennsylvanie, USA
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Paintings in Permanent Museum Collections:

Musée d’Art Naïf de l’Ile-de-France - “La Rose au Boué”
Musée International d'Art Naïf Anatole Jakovsky, Nice, France - “Le Ruban”
“Melle Frou-Frou”
Musée Henri Rousseau, Laval, France - “Le Berger et ses Moutons”
Musée d'Art Naïf Max Fourny, Paris - “Le Thé de Minuit”
“L’Enfant du Paradis”
Texas State Historical Association, Texas, USA - “The Alexander Mayfield Family - Texas 1902
Awards and Distinctions:

1989 - Prix Prix Suisse de Peinture Primitive Moderne - Prix Henri Rousseau “Les Deux Lansquenets d’Or”

1983 - Prix Suisse de Peinture Naïve Internationale “Lansquenet de Bronze”

1981 - Prix Suisse de Peinture Naïve - 2ème choix du public

1980 - Prix Suisse de Peinture Naïve - 1er prix public

1978 - Prix Pro Arte Peintres Naïfs Européens - 2ème choix du public

1976 - Distinction Spéciale du Jury Rassegna Internazionale delle Arti I Naïfs

1975 - Prix d’Honneur - Prix Pro Arte Peintres Naïfs Européens

1973 - Mention Spéciale - Prix Pro Arte Peintres Naïfs Européens
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Participation in Television and Radio Programs:

-Radio Suisse Romande - Emission Beaux Arts, Mars 1976
-Agenda - Emission Beaux Arts, Pierre Gesling, Suisse - Mars 1976
-Aujourd’hui Madame - ORTF, France 1974
-Artistica - Suisse Romande, Genève, Suisse - 1972
Paintings Reproduced in Books Concerning Naïve Art:

“Collection de Meilleurs Peintres Naïfs d’Aujourd’hui” - N° 1 Patricia Barton
“La Chanson Traditionnelle et les Naïfs” - (Couverture Patricia Barton) Richard Blanchard - Editon Max Fourny
“Carte Segrette - Il Fenomeno Naïf” - Edition Domenico Javarone
“Naïve Malerie” - Anatole Jakovsky - Edition Hender Freiburg
“Peintres Naïfs” - “Dictionnaire de Peintres Naïfs du Monde Entier” - Anatole Jakovsky - Edition Basilius Press
“Naïve Painting” - Anatole Jokovsky - Editon Phaidon Press
“Naïve Maleri Heute” - Herbert Wiesmer - Editon Cicero Verlag
“Le Rêve et les Naïfs” - Philippe Camley - Editon Max Fourny
“L’Album Mondial de la Peinture Naïve” - Max Fourny - Editon Hervas
“Guide Naïf des Provinces de France” - Marie-Christine Hugonot - Edition Herxas
“La Cité et les Naïfs” - Vilo - Edition Max Fourny
“Le Paradis et les Naïfs” - Philippe Camley - Editon Max Fourny
“Critériologie de l’Art Naïf” - Robert Thilmany - Edition Max Fourny
Reproduction of Paintings:

- U.N.I.C.E.F. cards
1973 - D’après le tableau “Doggie de Luxe”
1968 - D’après le tableau “Snowy Eve”

- Prints
1976 - “La Rose au Boué” - Editions Max Fourny
1981 - “Le Thé de Minuit” - Editions Max Fourny
1984 - “L’Enfant du Paradis” - Editions Max Fourny
1987 - “L’Ange” - Editions Max Fourny

- Post Cards
1970 - D’après le tableau “Le Lion” - Edition Galerie Antoinette, Paris
1974 - D’après le tableau “Le Ruban” - Edition Musée Art Naïf, Nice, France
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