Robert J. Barber Professional Biography
Oil Painters of America
Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association
Washington Society of Landscape Painters
Juried Exhibitions and Awards
Best in Show, MAPAPA 2007 Paint Annapolis Exhibition
Grand Prize, 2007 Plein Air Easton
Finalist, American Artist Magazine 2007 Cover Competition
2006 The Artist's Magazine 23rd Annual Art Competition: Honorable Mention, Landscapes.
2006 MAPAPA "Paint Annapolis:" Best of Show, and People's Choice Awards.
2006 Havre de Grace Plein Air Painting Competition: Second Place Award.
2006 Plein Air Festival, Easton: Second Place and Best Architectural.
2005 MAPAPA Paint Annapolis: Best of Show and People’s Choice Awards.
2005 Plein Air Festival, Easton MD.
2004 San Luis Obispo Plein Air Painting Festival.
2004 MAPAPA Paint Annapolis: Best of Show Award.
2004 Arts for the Parks, Mini 100.
2003 MAPAPA Paint Annapolis: Award of Merit.
2003 Georgetown International Art Competition, Fraser Gallery.
2002 Arts for the Parks, Top 100.
2002 Oil Painters of America, National Exhibition.
Portrait of Drew Dixon, Dean of the Dental School, U.C.L.A.
Portrait of Conrad Hilton for display in Hilton Hotels offices.
Diorama painting, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park.
Urban Parks mural, Powder Valley Nature Center, St. Louis.
Twelve paintings for permanent display, American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Two paintings for permanent display, University of Florida’s Museum of Natural History, Gainesville.
1981: Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art, with Distinction in the Major, University of California, Santa Barbara.
1984: Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena California.
1984 2004: Freelance illustration for clients including museums of natural history, book publishers and movie studios.
Robert Barber was born in Elmhurst, Illinois in 1959.