McClelland Barclay

McClelland Barclay

1891-1943
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An accomplished painter, illustrator, sculptor and jewelry designer, McClelland Barclay had developed a very successful art career by the time he became a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserve in 1938. Barclay was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1891 and received his education at several different art schools. At the St. Louis Museum of Fine Arts (now the School of Art, Washington University in St. Louis) he studied design with the energetic Halsey Cooley Ives, the founding director of that institution. At the Art Students League in New York, he studied figure drawing with George B. Bridgman and illustration with Thomas Fogarty, both highly regarded artists and lecturers. Barclay also spent time at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Beach in Moonlight
Oil on masonite, c.1930
33 1/2 x 43 1/2 inches
Gift of the Helene Haskin Krause Estate
1980.067