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Barbara Newcomb

Biography

Barbara was born in Arlington, Virginia and educated in the USA. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Distinction from Syracuse University in New York, Barbara came to the U.K. She immediately fell in love with England, declaring it to be the most beautiful country in the world.

From then on and despite her travels to Europe and the far east, she has concentrated, in her landscape work, on capturing the unique character of the English countryside.

Although trained as a painter and illustrator, once she discovered the versatility and flexibility of etching, she began to work exclusively as a print maker in this medium. Having trained at the Central School (later Central St. Martin's) in London, under Tony Harrison, Barbara then went to work with the 20th Century's most famous print maker, Bill Hayter at his studio in Paris, the celebrated Atelier 17.

Barbara returned to London in the late 1960's and her work quickly gained recognition. She was taken up by many of the newest galleries and agents dealing in limited editions of contemporary prints. Her sell-out exhibition at the National Theatre in London led to large commisions from Japan and Australia as well as the USA.

Barbara's work is in the permanent collections of the: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, Arnofini Museum, Vienna, Los Angeles County Art Museum, Library of Congress, Washington D.C.,  Arts Council of Great Britain, Government Art Collection of Great Britain.