HERE’S AN OUTSTANDING SIGNED AND TITLED 10 1/8” X 10 1/8” ORIGINAL VINTAGE 1960S - 1980S MODERN ABSTRACT ENAMEL-ON-COPPER PLAQUE / PAINTING BY THREE RIVERS & SEBASTOPOL, CALIFORNIA ARTIST EVANGELINE “EVANGEL” BARNES (b 1909-?) TITLED “CONVERSATION AT MIDNIGHT”!
Please Note: Evangeline Barnes, better known by her artist name “Evangel,” and her sculptor-husband Carroll Barnes moved to Three Rivers, California in 1940 as a young married couple to begin their journey as artists taking inspiration from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Sequoia National Park. Later on as they entered their golden years, Evangel and Carroll Barnes moved to Sebastopol, California, near Santa Rosa, where they continued to create and exhibit their work. Please scroll down below this listing description to read the artist biography about Evangel Barnes.
The enamel-on-copper plaque / painting being sold here measures approximately ten and one eighth inches (10 1/8”) in height by ten and one eighth inches (10 1/8”) in width.
As you can see from the photographs shown above, Evangel Barnes created a beautiful geometric abstraction comprised of a large sphere in which she placed linear segments of dark brown, green, and golden enameling that appear to dissolve into one another as an abstract color field. The plaque’s backside is counter enameled in variegated dark brownish-grey enamel.
Signed toward the bottom left corner in white enameling “Evangel” In addition, there is a piece of tape with the titled “Conversation At Midnight”
Condition: Absolutely beautiful – essentially flawless! This vintage modern abstract enamel plaque / painting is truly an outstanding and visually stunning example of Evangel Barnes’ enamel art!
Provenance: This signed original enamel-on-copper plaque is one example of a large collection that was acquired directly from the artist’s estate. To this end, please see the other examples of Evangel Barnes’ modernist enamel-on-copper that I will be listing.
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EVANGELINE “EVANGEL” BARNES 1909-? BIO
In 1964 Paul Soldner, then a professor at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate University, selected the enamel art of Evangel Barnes to be included in the 20th Annual Invitational Ceramics Exhibition (which is today the longest-running exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the United States). Barnes had her enamel-on-copper art exhibited alongside the studio art pottery and enamels of other artists such as Barney Reid, Clayton Bailey, Betty Woodman, John Glick, and many other notables. In order for Evangel Barnes to have been invited by Paul Soldner to show her work, she would need to have been already established as an enamel artist with some modicum of recognition. This is mentioned here only because the year 1964 is the first year in which published information can be located about Barnes working with enamels. It is safe to say that she was working in this artistic medium well before this date.
The year 1964 also saw Barnes have a solo exhibition of enamels at the Fresno Art Center, her first solo show at this venue, and an exhibit held concurrently with a 28-year retrospective of her husband Carroll Barnes’ sculpture. This would have been twenty four years after Evangel and Carroll Barnes moved to Three Rivers, California. Details of their respective exhibitions were published in the June 7, 1964 issue of the Fresno Bee newspaper.
As previously mentioned, Evangeline Barnes, better known by her artist name “Evangel,” and her sculptor-husband Carroll Barnes moved to Three Rivers, California in 1940 as a young married couple to begin their journey as artists taking inspiration from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Sequoia National Park. Later on as they entered their golden years, Evangel and Carroll Barnes moved to Sebastopol, California, near Santa Rosa, where they continued to create and exhibit their work.
Several newspaper accounts published in the Fresno Bee have them living in Three Rivers until the late 1960s. The first newspaper account located that verifies their activities in Sebastopol is an article published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat for October 8, 1978. Carroll Barnes died in 1997. It is unknown at this time of this writing when Evangel Barnes died.
Top-Level Original Vintage Signed & Titled Modern Enamel-on-Copper Art Plaque / Painting created by California Artist Evangeline “Evangel” Barnes that Displays an Abstract Geometric Design Rendered in Green, Brown, and Golden Enameling!