Robert Barra Biography
Robert Barra was educated at Rhode Island School of Design and the Arts Students League of New York, and he is listed in Who’s Who in American Art.
Barra is an elected member of the National Arts Club in New York City, Allied Artists of America, and the winner of many awards including “The Windsor and Newton Award of Excellence for Oil Painting”. He has entered major juried shows throughout the United States, and his work has appeared in many American publications, including Gourmet Magazine, The New Yorker, Saturday Review and The New York Times.
He has exhibited in New York at the Salmagundi Club, the National Arts Club, and the James Beard House. His work has also been exhibited by The Butler Institute of America, The Newport Museum (R.I.), The Ridgewood Art Institute (N.J.), Springfield Art Museum (Ohio), Museum of Texas Tech University, Huntsville Museum of Art (AL), Bergstrom-Mahler Museum (WI), Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History (VA), and the McAllen International Museum (TX).
“My new paintings are individuals in activities of everyday life: crossing a street, riding a bike home, or out for a walk. Simplified in open space and broken down in flat shapes.”
His paintings are in private collections in the United States, Europe and Mexico