The artist Richard Lee Barton was born in 1952 in North-America. He won the State prize for drawing in 1970 at the age of 17. At the age of 19 he began studies under top Flemish masters and held successful exhibitions throughout Belgium. He later returned to America and founded an arts center in his hometown and became Artist in Education for the National Endowment for the Arts. He has a good reputation for teaching and producing high quality paintings with exhibitions throughout America where he became well known.
Eleven years ago he left America to live in the Netherlands where he continues to work and produce powerful paintings. In 30 years and with 55 exhibitions, his work is in important public and private collections throughout America and Europe. His work is also included in the collection of President Bill Clinton and the PompidouCenter in Paris.
He currently paints powerful and rich compositions ranging in landscapes with and without human figures and spirits. He exhibits with a number of gallerys in America and the Netherlands.