Richard Lee Barton is active/lives in Arkansas. Richard Barton is known for landscape, figure, flower, abstract painting.
The following, submitted March 2005, is from the artist.
The artist Richard Lee Barton was born in 1952 in North America. He won the State prize for drawing in 1970 at the age of 17. At the age of 19 he began studies under top Flemish masters and held successful exhibitions throughout Belgium. Barton later returned to America and founded an arts center in his hometown and became Artist in Education for the National Endowment for the Arts. He has a good reputation for teaching and producing paintings with exhibitions throughout America.
Eleven years ago he left America to live in the Netherlands where he continues to work and produce paintings. After 30 years and 55 exhibitions, his work is in important public and private collections throughout America and Europe. His work is also included in the collection of former President Bill Clinton and the Pompidou Center in Paris.
He currently paints landscapes with and without human figures and spirits. He exhibits with a number of galleries in America and the Netherlands.
Private Academy L.J. Camerlinkx
Academy Fine Arts in Antwerpen dir. Staff v.d. Elzen
School van Baron van Opsomer-Antwerpen
Private studies in major museums: Paris, Florence, Rome, Venice, London
Gallery "Campo" Antwerpen
Frans Masereel Kasterlee
Delta Selection Arkansas Art center USA
Rockefeller Center USA
Mon Martre Paris
Morrison-Woodward Gallery USA
Holland Art Fair Den Haag
Stadhuis Overpelt Belgium
Palace of Art Molveno Italy
Distinguished Arkansas Artist Selection 1st. Commercial Bank USA
Cultureel Centrum Brussel
Cultureel Centrum Maasmechelen
Bogard Fine Art Amsterdam
State prize of drawing 1970
Selection docent National Endowment for the Arts
Juror Museum of Art Fort Smith USA
Juror Museum annual selection Hot Springs
Founder "ASIKAN' ART GROUP 2240" Europe
Founder 'RIVER VALLEY ART CENTER' USA
Rotary selection and collection
1st prize painting Hot Springs Arts Center USA
Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus; Rabobank; Former President Bill Clinton; Pompidou Center Paris; University collection Little Rock; Governors collection Little Rock; Dale Bumpers USA Senate; J.P. Hammerschmidt USA Congress; Beth McDonald New York;
North West University Chicago; 1st Commercial Bank Little Rock; Excelsior Hotel Dallas; Nick Wijman Manhattan N.Y.; Emsens Estate Belgium; Al Morgan Estate USA; Budweiser collection USA; New Yorker Magazine N.Y.; Capitol Hotel Little Rock
Also in other collections world wide.