Xavier J. Barile

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Xavier J. Barile (March 18, 1891 in Tufo, Italy – October 1981 in New York City) was an American artist.


In 1907, he immigrated with his family to Queens. He studied at Cooper Union, and at the Art Students League, where he studied with John Sloan, William de Leftwich Dodge, Louis Mora, and Victor Perard. He was director of the Barile Art School, from 1919 to 1939.

Barile worked for the Treasury Relief Art Project, assisting Reginald Marsh with the murals of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House.[1]:73

He was head of the Pueblo Junior College Art Department, from 1939 to 1946.[2]

He married Lolita de Silva, in 1961. His papers are held at the Archives of American Art.[3]

His work is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.[4][5]


  1. ^ O'Connor, Francis V. (Autumn 1969). "The New Deal Art Projects in New York". The American Art Journal. Kennedy Galleries, Inc. 1 (2): 58–79. JSTOR 1593876. 
  2. ^ "XAVIER J. BARILE (1891-1981) - Ashcan & WPA Artist". Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ Art, Archives of American. "Summary of the Xavier J. Barile papers, 1901-1973 - Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution". Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ "42nd St. Nocturne by Xavier J. Barile / American Art". Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Reclining Nude by Xavier J. Barile / American Art". Retrieved June 11, 2016. 

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