Will Barnet, Confluence, 2008, 33 x 36 inches, oil on canvas (image from Alexandre Gallery website)
Will Barnet died this week at the age of 101. He was painting right to the end. I had the privilege of meeting him just last month at the opening of one of his many ex-students Garo Antreasian (who is 90). Mr. Barnet was lucid, observant, and most gracious. His dedication to painting, teaching, family, and his generosity toward life was and is an inspiration.