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Ira Barkoff
West Cornwall, CT
(860) 672-6264

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Chair Photo - Tree to Chair to Tree
Tree to Chair to Tree
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About the Artists:

"The landscape means either what I see before me or from my mind’s eye. When I paint a mountain or a tree, I’m not trying to capture the mountain or tree literally. I’m trying to express my inner spirit in the painting – to transcend the physical to reach the spiritual."

Ira Barkoff, born 1934, studied at the Art Students League in New York under Robert Beckman and Robert Beverly Hale (former curator of American Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) and went on to earn a Fine Arts degree at New York’s Pratt Institute. Currently, he lives and works in Connecticut and also teaches at the Washington Art Association.

Barkoff’s work has been extensively featured in publications, including in The New York Times and American Artist Magazine. His work can be found often in solo exhibitions in galleries all along the East Coast, while his juried and group exhibitions span the country. His work is featured in numerous collections, like that of the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Durham Ziff Collection in New York and Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan.

Forest Purple Orange
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