Anthony Raine Barker

Anthony Raine (A.R.) Barker (1880–1963) was a British artist.

He attended Framlingham College, Suffolk. He initially trained as an architect, winning, in 1909, the RIBA Soane Medallion for design and, in 1910, the RIBA Certificate of Honourable mention.

A.R. Barker became a painter in the traditional school of English watercolour as well as an engraver, lithographer and etcher. He exhibited over many years at the Royal Academy and examples of his work are owned by the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. In the 1920s he was a leading member of the Senefelder Club.

He published two children’s books illustrated with his own wood-cuts, The Fairyland Express (1925) and Hidden Gold (1926).

Barker was buried at St George Churchyard, Benenden, Kent.[1]

In 1916 Barker married Martha Lydia Patricia Russell, daughter of Thomas Russell, a photographer in Chichester.[2]


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