Will Barnet: Tracing the Soul of the Work


In a career that spanned over ninety years,

Will Barnet influenced & inspired generations

of artists and art lovers through his painting, print making and teaching. In this documentary film viewers are offered an intimate visit with this revered artist. Throughout the film, the then ninety-nine year old Barnet, discusses his processes and takes us inside many of his most iconic paintings. While doing so, he gives us insight into the personal motivations that have guided him throughout his life. From Director Dale Schierholt this film, is more than a portrait of an admired artist, it is a profile of a beloved human being.

Included in the Symposium: Will Barnet at 100

New York’s National Academy Museum

Repeated airings on New York’s PBS 13