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Laurence Barker

 (born 1930)
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  ...  Displaying 750 of 9588 characters.



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About  Laurence Barker

Born:  1930 - Houston, Texas
Known for:  printmaking-handmade paper, teaching