[From the catalogue-in-progress for “Landscapes & Livestock”, a loan exhibition for Agincourt Homecoming in the Fall of 2015]
BARRACK, John G. [1908-1987]
“Veterans, Glacier National Park”
color woodcut on paper / 9.5 inches by 7.5 inches
color woodcut on paper / 7 inches by 4.8 inches
Barrack’s career is firmly planted in each of the two principal aspects of “art”—fine and applied. As a fine artist, he exhibited often in both Milwaukee and Denver (where he taught at the Emily Griffith Opportunity School). At other times he was chief advertising designer for National Cash Register, Dayton, Ohio; staff artist, Empire Magazine, The Denver Post; and advertising art director for Rotogravure Magazine, The Denver Post. These prints from the mid 1930s may have been exhibited at Milwaukee.
John Barrack died at Denver, Colorado in 1987, though these woodcuts came to Agincourt much sooner, with the arrival of Magnus and Margery Torkelson in 1945.