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David John Barr

 (1939 - 2015)
David John Barr was active/lived in Michigan.  David Barr is known for constructivist sculpture, architecture.

David John Barr

An architectural designer and creator of site-specific public sculpture, David Barr was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Grosse Pointe Woods, a suburb on the east side of Detroit. His father was an engineer at Chrysler Corporation and his mother a secretary in the public library. He recalled his childhood as happy with emphasis on reading due to the influence of his mother.

However, his early art talent was not much encouraged because of expectation to be an engineer or lawyer or other "certified" professional. He took no art classes until he went to college at Wayne State University, but had made mixed-media pieces at home. He described his first finished piece, something that fit into no describable category, as "the most   ...  Displaying 750 of 3899 characters.

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About  David John Barr

Born:  1939 - Detroit, Michigan
Died:   2015
Known for:  constructivist sculpture, architecture