In Department of Design, Devotional, Faculty

The devotional will take place at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center.

Robert Barrett, professor of illustration in the Department of Design will be speaking at the Spring BYU Devotional on May 8.

Robert T. Barrett, artist in his home studio
Photography by Mark A. Philbrick

Barrett has taught at BYU for over 30 years. During his time teaching, he has also served as Associate Dean and won several awards including the Karl G. Maeser Award for Teaching Excellence in 1995, the Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award in 2004 and the University Professorship Award in 2014.

In addition to teaching, Barrett’s extensive professional career has included being selected to illustrate the children books “Obama: Only in America” and “Michelle Obama: First Lady” in 2010. Barrett also illustrated “Silent Night, Holy Night: The True Story of the Christmas Truce.” In 2014, 11 of the illustrations in the book were installed in the St. Nicholas Cathedral in Messines, Belgium as a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the truce.

Many of Barrett’s works have been created for the LDS Church. His paintings can be found on BYU’s campus, in church magazines and in numerous temples.

Visit Robert Barrett’s official website for more information.

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