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William Barber

 (born 1940)
William Harold Barber is active/lives in Utah, Kansas, California.  William Barber is known for western painting and sculpture.

William Barber

Biography from the Archives of askART

The following information is submitted by Justin Barber, son of the artist, August 2003:

Barber currently resides in Liberty, Utah.  He is an award-winning sculptor and painter whose goal is to depict the magic and history of the American West: "to tell a story and put his subjects into mood, lighting, or places that move the spirit." His bronze sculptures are designed to have action or gesture that are natural and flowing, and included among these works are ones with titles and forms that depict that western heritage and style: "Prospector", "Horse Wrangler", and "Cowboy".

His art focus also pulled him into motion pictures where he held positions as Prop Master, Actor, Art Director, Wrangler, and Award-Winning Producer. "Bill considers movie sets the ultimate three-dimensional art and his work in film a great blessing and learning experience.  He also has done a lot of documentaries and "National Geographic" specials.

2002-First Place at Grand Champion Silver Spurs at the Winnemucca Roundup Show
2002-Silver Snaffle Bit Award.

Biography from the Archives of askART
Barber, William Harold. (Bill)

Born: 1940 Glendale, CA

Bill Barber is a realist sculptor and painter of the West of the past and present. In his teenage years, he had experiences as a horse breaker, fisherman, and prospector. He grew up exposed to Spanish influences, and enjoys adventures.

Peggy and Harold Samuels, Contemporary Western Artists

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Born flourished 1900, Topeka. Artist. Lived at 1700 Van Buren, Topeka in 1900.

Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Kansas State Gazetteer and Business Directory. Detroit: R.L. Polk & Co. (v.1= 1878-9 v.5= 1886 v.9= 1900) (v.2= 1880 v.6= 1888-89 v.10= 1904) (v.3= 1882-83 v.7= 1891 v.11= 1908) (v.4= 1884-85 v.8= 1894 v.12= 1912) 1900

This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.

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About  William Barber

Born:  1940 - Glendale, California
Known for:  western painting and sculpture