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Robert Barrett receives Phi Kappa Phi Artist Award

Robert T. Barrett, a professor of visual arts at Brigham Young University, was recently announced as a recipient of a 2012 Phi Kappa Phi Artist Award from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society.

The award honors those individuals who demonstrate the ideals of the society through their activities, achievements and scholarship. Awardees receive $1,000 and a trip to the society's annual convention. ­

The Artist Award was established in 1983 to recognize the achievements of those who, in addition to their outstanding scholarship, have displayed talents in the broad realm of the arts — creative, graphic, performing, visual and fine arts. ­The award is given once every two years.

Barrett has created thousands of works during his long career, including portraits for leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and illustrations for children’s books. Additionally, he recently illustrated books about the lives of President and Michelle Obama.

He has been a faculty member in BYU’s Visual Art Department since 1982 and has served as the department chair and associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications. He has received more than 50 awards for his paintings, both locally and nationally. He has also received the 1995 Karl G. Maeser Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest teaching honor BYU gives, and the 2010 Distinguished Educator of the Year by the Society of Illustrators.

For more information, contact Jenith Larsen at (801) 422-4842.

Writer: Jenith Larsen

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