|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
|A late 20th-century Impressionist painter, he grew up in New York and
earned a scholarship to the Art Students League. In the mid-1960s as a
young man in his early twenties, he began working with and subsequently
adopted the Impressionist color theories of Henry Hensche in
Provincetown, Massachusetts. |
His primary subject matter is
from the landscape near his home on Cape Cod, but he frequently travels
in France and Italy and also depicts public parks and gardens.
He is a member of the Society of American Impressionists.
|Biography from Tree's Place Gallery:|
|Contemporary American Impressionist painter Sam Barber's work has been
exhibited internationally, and is currently represented in the
permanent collections of over thirty-five public and university art
museums across the United States. |
Born in Europe, Barber was brought to live in New York as a
child. His artistic talent was quickly recognizable, and earned
him a scholarship to the Art Students League in New York. In the
mid-1960's, Barber, still in his early twenties, began working with
Henry Hensche in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Now in his artistic maturity, Barber has developed over the past three
decades a style which has roots in Hensche's color theory, and in
American and French Impressionism (particularly Hassam, Monet, and
Degas), but which at the same time is identifiably his own.
Open, light, and airy, Barber's paintings are typified by
intensely saturated "broken color" brushwork of great chromatic
complexity. His subject matter is primarily drawn from the area
near his Cape Cod home, but is frequently supplemented by materials
from his travels in France and Italy and from urban settings, the
latter generally public parks and gardens.
Barber has been exhibited widely in one person shows in the South and
Midwest as well as New York and New England. He has won numerous
national and regional prizes and awards, and has been the subject of
feature articles in various publications. He is a member of the Society
of American Impressionists.
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