McClelland Barclay: Painter of Beautiful Women & More

Painter, illustrator and designer

Get your copy of the first-ever published biography of 20th century artist McClelland Barclay by author Patricia Gostick. Shop a selection of rare home decor and costume jewellery signed by the artist.

"I recommend this book for your library" costume jewellery expert, editor, ASJRA

"at last, the subject of a beautiful and extensive biography" - editor, Illustration Magazine

Preview the illustrated biography of artist McClelland Barclay by Patricia Gostick

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  • Self portrait oil painting of American Art Deco artist McClelland Barclay

    Why I Wrote the Book

    After learning so much about McClelland Barclay and his works that few know about, I decided to write his story and share it with the world.

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  • About the Author

    Patricia Gostick became passionate about McClelland Barclay when she first discovered and fell in love with his costume jewellery. But she couldn't find much information about him. So she decided to do some research...

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  • McClelland Barclay self portrait, closeup. Oil on canvas 1938

    About the Artist

    McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) was one of the top earning illustration artists in New York during the 1920s to the mid 1940s.

    But he was much more than that.

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What others have to say about the book:

"In McClelland Barclay: Painter of Beautiful Women and More, Patricia Gostick dispels the myths and reveals the truth about this artist’s life and work. Her impeccable research and excellent story-telling make this book a must-read for those interested in any of the art forms that bear his name. Those who collect jewelry, in particular, will find this book compelling."

Barbara Schwartz, costume jewelry historian & founder, TruFaux Jewels