Barry DeBaun was born 1956 in Brooklyn, NY, raised in Long Island untill ten and then moved to the Catskills where he still resides. With the beauty of the mountains surrounding him and his early exposure to the ocean, we are not surprised to find his inspiration comes from his love of nature. Poetic landscapes, sensitive figures, realistically rendered still life and moody seascapes, place him as a true American Romanticist.
Working in watercolor his entire career and oils in more recent years, his work is reminiscent of 19th century painting. Influenced by the Hudson River School, the Pre-Raphaelite's and the American Impressionists. As with Thomas Cole in the mid-1800's, Mr DeBaun is continuing the legacy of traditional painting in the Catskills and beyond.
Winner of many national awards received from groups, including the American Artists' Professional League, the Salmagundi Club, Kent Art Association, Northeast WatercolorSociety, Ridgewood Art Institute and the Hudson Valley Art Association where he received the Gold Medal of Honor. His work may be found in private collections throughout the United States, Germany, England, Switzerland, Thailand and the Dominican Republic.