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Ira Barkoff

 (20/21st century)
Ira Barkoff is active/lives in Connecticut, New York.  Ira Barkoff is known for impressionist and luminous panoramic landscape and skyscape painting.

Biography   Ira Barkoff

Ira Barkoff became fascinated with landscape painting from the time his parents took him to the Catskills in the summers, where he painted his first landscape at an early age. "When I was ten years old…and looking up at a blue sky with fast moving cotton ball clouds. I thought, 'I have to remember the sky…remember every single cloud.'"

Although not known to him at the time, the Catskill Mountains were the stamping ground of the Hudson River School of landscape painters led by Thomas Cole in the nineteenth century. It was the kind of painting that depended upon a quiet observation of fact, to be sure, but in its celebration of nature, it touched on the romantic as well. Barkoff began with a quiet observation of fac   ...  Displaying 750 of 3489 characters.

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