(American, b. 1932)
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
Oil on Canvas
18 x 12 Inches
Accompanied by Exhibition Labels, New York Times Review and Additional Documentation
Framed Dimensions: 20¼ H x 14 W x 1¾ D Inches
Bill Barrell was born in London, England in 1932. After moving to the United States, he received formal art training at the Pennsylvania Academy.
Barrell has always been involved with the creative world around him. In 1960 he owned a gallery called the "Sun" in Provincetown. He gave Claus Oldenburg his first show. Nothing sold but it was the start of something new and important. He credits his association with artists like Red Grooms, Bob Thompson, Bob Beauchamp, Jay Milder and Lester Johnson as a significant part of his learning process.
Barrell has had over 30 one man shows and is represented in 13 public collections including The Dayton Museum in Ohio and the Walker Art Institute in Minneapolis. Barrell is a two time recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant (2007, 1995), awarded to artists of established ability through the generosity of the late Lee Krasner, a leading abstract expressionist and the widow of Jackson Pollock.
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