Joan Barber is active/lives in Oregon. Joan Barber is known for Figural:Genre.
Biography Joan Barber
Joan Barber was born in 1941 in Oregon. She received a full scholarship and graduated from the Museum Art School in Portland, Oregon in 1963. She has studied with Louie Bunce, Michael Russo, George Johanson. She has exhibited in California, Virginia, Massachusetts, New York and Santa Fe.
Barber enjoys a national reputation for her figurative work but also paints compelling landscapes and abstracts. Using oil paint on linen, her strongly drawn figures are narrative in nature and stretched taut into richly patterned environments. Her figurative characters, frequently young women dressed or half-dressed in amusing outfits, are derived from imagined memory thus leaving everything to invention - including facial language, as important to
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