Island Grown by Barry Rockwell
Barry Rockwell
BARRY ROCKWELL

Predominantly known for his humorous American portraits, Barry received his formal training in Fine Arts from the Boston Museum School and in Illustration from New York’s School of Visual Arts. His primary work over the past two decades has been creating art for such major advertisers as Mobil Oil, Quaker Oats, Uniroyal and the Long Island Railroad.

His illustrations have appeared in many publications and he has won awards for fine art, advertising and animation pieces.

Barry’s commercial success has given him a great range of opportunity. His interest in and acquisition of American Folk Art has greatly influenced his present work. The people and products of his paintings – joined and juxtaposed – are friendly illuminations of a culture whose historic past is oddly attached to the current market place.

Barry currently resides on Long Island. His studio, a reconstructed barn, is located in Brookhaven Hamlet.

“Barry Rockwell’s particular gift is an ability to translate visual reality into a language of wry, witty, wiry lines….The world comes through this process smiling at itself – and it would be a far better place were it to exchange itself for Rockwell’s version of it, and throw the original away.”
-Arthur C. Danto
Art Critic, The Nation
Island Grown
Barry Rockwell
Acrylic on Board
16" x 20"     Framed: 23" x 27"
$2,400
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