George Barker (1882-1965) was a landscape painter from Omaha, NE who studied under Andre L'hote, J. Laurie Wallace and Edwin Scott while in Paris. It was in Paris he learned to paint with expressive brushwork. Barker taught painting in Omaha and Long Beach, California, where he lived with his wife and artist Olive Barker. His main subject was the Southern California coast from Laguna Beach to the Palisades. Eventually, Barker expanded to the landscapes of Arizona and New Mexico in the plein air style. This collection of oil paintings represents his dedication to the local landscape, primarily mountains, and communicates their eternal attraction.