|Died||4 July 1999 (aged 79)|
|Education||Malta School of Art; Regia Accademia di Belle Arti; Academy of Arts in Bath|
|Known for||Painting, 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.
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.
- Prime Minister of Malta Dr. Francesco Buhagiar 1923-1924 (Oil on Canvas - 127x100cm)
- Prime Minister of Malta Dr. Enrico Mizzi 1950 (Oil on Canvas - 122x92cm)
- Prime Minister of Malta Dr. Gorg Borg Olivier 1950-1955 and 1962-1971 (Oil on Canvas - 122x91cm)
- Prime Minister of Malta Dr. Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici (Oil on Canvas - 80x95cm)
- President of Malta Dr. Vincent Tabone (Oil on Canvas - 118x75cm)
- Attorney General of Malta Dr. Anthony Borg Barthet (Oil on Canvas - 100x75cm)
- Governor-General of Malta Sir Maurice Dorman (Oil on Canvas - 184x122cm)
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.
- Esprit Barthet, Portraits by: Dennis Vella (Malta, National Museum of Fine Arts, 2000)
- http://www.baacorsham.co.uk/adatabase.htm Bath Academy of Art Corsham Alumni
- Esprit Barthet (1919–1999): A Critical Evaluation of His Artistic Development, By: Nicoline Sagona B.A.(Hons) History of Art June 2001 Dissertation
-  PORTRAITS OF THE PRIME MINISTERS OF MALTA