George Barker (1882-1965) was a landscape painter from Omaha, Nebraska, who studied under Andre Lhote, J. Laurie Wallace, and Edwin Scott while in Paris, and it was there he developed his expressive brushwork. Barker went on to teach painting in Omaha, and then in Long Beach, California, where he lived and painted the Southern California coast from Laguna Beach to the Palisades. Eventually Barker expanded to the landscapes of Arizona, New Mexico, and other areas of the west painting in the plein air style. Most of the colorful scenes in the exhibition are identified with dates in the 1930s. Many of the paintings include frames.