Laurence Barker is active/lives in Michigan, Ohio / Spain. Laurence Barker is known for printmaking-handmade paper, teaching.
Biography Laurence Barker
The following biographical information is from Rutger's University art exhibit catalogue Paper Trail, 2000, Sarasota, Florida/ Barcelona, Spain
Laurence Barker was head of the printmaking department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan from 1960 to 1970. He cites as a "key moment" in his life, when in 1962, a student gave him a piece of Douglass Howell's handmade paper. Barker recalled, "This wrinkled, semi-translucent paper discreetly proclaimed a life of its own." Barker attended (as the sole student) a two-week seminar at Howell's Long Island home and mill that summer. Upon returning to Cranbrook, Barker assembled the necessary equipment to establish a fine arts paper mill, which
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