Self-Taught Art

EG Barnhill

EG Barnhill was as preeminent Florida tourist-art photographer in the early part of the 20th century. Known for his hand painted glass plate landscapes using uranium pigments, his landscapes predated the Highwaymen with their unearthly luminescence and are wonderful metaphors for Florida light. His work has been exhibited in major museums, including the seminal group show “Imagining Florida” at the Boca at the Raton Museum of Art and the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, where “Glow”, a one-person exhibition, was mounted. University Press of Florida published E. G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur, in 2016.