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                 Born in 1957, Timothy Barr grew up in nearby Hamburg, Pa., and has never strayed far from the region. He calls its rural remoteness “a desert, an Appalachia for artists.” Barr’s mother, a painter, was his first teacher. His formal training came at the Tyler School Art and Architecture at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he received his bachelor‘s degree in fine arts. Temple was not an entirely pleasant experience. “During the first week of college, they told me, ‘We
can see the Wyeth in your work, and we want
Barr searches for the anchor image, then for another and another, so he can assemble a composite that makes whole a landscape that exists only his imagination.
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Timothy Barr at Somerville Manning Gallery and beneath the tree that inspires him at Brandywine Battlefield Park (previous page).
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