Esprit Barthet (1919–1999) was an artist born in Valletta, Malta on 6 October 1919. Son of Camillo and Guzeppina Grixti.

Esprit Barthet
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Born(1919-10-06)6 October 1919
Died4 July 1999(1999-07-04) (aged 79)
NationalityMaltese
EducationMalta School of Art; Regia Accademia di Belle Arti; Academy of Arts in Bath
Known forPainting, Drawing, Portraits

He started art studies in Valletta, at the Government School of Arts. He went to Rome where he attended the Regia Accademia di Belle Arti and later to England, at the Academy of Arts in Bath. In the early 1950s he started experimenting with cubism and the abstract. Much of his work can be admired in public places, Government Departments and in many private collections in Malta and abroad.

In 1944, he married Teresa Borg and had six children.

He died on 4 July 1999.

There is a street named after him: 'Triq Esprit Barthet' in Swieqi, Malta. Triq means street in Maltese.

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TrainingEdit

StyleEdit

Portraits; Romantic Tradition; cubism; abstract

AwardsEdit

He was awarded the title of Knight of the Italian Republic by the Italian Government and also invested as a member of the Order of St. John.

PaintingsEdit

PortraitsEdit

 

RooftopsEdit

Barthet is also known for his abstract rooftops.

National School of ArtEdit

Parliament established the National School of Art in the 1920s. During the reconstruction period that followed the Second World War, the emergence of the "Modern Art Group", whose members included Josef Kalleya (1898–1998), George Preca (1909–1984), Anton Inglott (1915–1945), Emvin Cremona (1919–1986), Frank Portelli (b. 1922), Antoine Camilleri (b. 1922) and Esprit Barthet (1919–1999) greatly enhanced the local art scene.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • [1] PORTRAITS OF THE PRIME MINISTERS OF MALTA