Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1867, William Barr studied at the Glasgow
School of Art and the Academie Julian in Paris, France.
He taught at the Paisley School of Art in Scotland for ten years
before moving to California in 1912. He established his studio in San
Francisco and painted portraits and landscapes, exhibiting at the SFAA, the
Fairmont Hotel, the California State Fair, and at the City of Paris
Department Store. His paintings have sold at auction for as much as
He died in 1933.
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