Many of his pieces were simply stamped with his name, so to find a piece that is hand signed is rare. Overall length(nose to tail)is 37.
The base is 24", with a height to the top of the head at 20.5 " Wonderful patina on this sheet metal sculpture. Barnett started drawing and making things in his fathers Germantown, Pennsylvania studio in the early 1950s. Isa Barnett was a Philadelphia illustrator studying under the tutelage of Thorton Oakley, a colleague of N. When he was 7 his family moved to the countryside, his parents had bought the summer home of Philadelphia inventor Atwalter Kent.
It was a wonderful large farmhouse, with outbuildings including a barn which would become the place of projects under his fathers watchful eye. The first mobiles were quite basic, using silhouetted folk elements from his time spent in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
In 1981 he first received word that famed collector/designer Alexander Girard was acquiring his pieces for the Museum of International Folk Art here in Santa Fe. Thanks to Girards support and encouragement, Barnett has been making mobiles ever since. The item "Ivan Barnett Folk Art Horse Sheet Metal Sculpture Signed and Numbered" is in sale since Saturday, April 18, 2020.
This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art". The seller is "pasg" and is located in Merion Station, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.