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.'"
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
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