Original Oil Painting
The view down Main Street Annapolis from the Maryland Inn
14″ x 26″ | Price: $15,000

2015/2016 John Barber Price ListJohn M. Barber Rare and Sold-Out Prints

Original Oil Painting
The view down Main Street Annapolis from the Maryland Inn
17″ x 32″ | SOLD

Original Oil Painting
$24,000 | SOLD

A John Barber Commissioned Original.

A John Barber Commissioned Original.

Artist John Barber puts the finishing touches on his painting "Chesapeake Bound, The Schooner 'Man-a-way' Leaves Urbanna Virginia in 1930."

Nationally known maritime artist John Barber has spent his life as an artist documenting areas and traditions both endangered and vanishing. As a young man in the 1960s, he became aware of grave environmental threats to the Chesapeake Bay estuary, and he has devoted his career and immense artistic talent to call attention to those dangers.

Mr. Barber spends days at a time on the bay’s waters and marshes, observing and becoming one with his subject. He has spent long days working among skipjack crews – the watermen who dredge oysters, who man buy-boats and crab skiffs. He has come to prominence and earned credibility by experiencing and painting both the Chesapeake’s gritty work life and its sublime beauty. Mr. Barber paints, full time, in his Richmond Virginia studio.

Mr. Barber is a Charter and Fellow Member of the American Society of Marine Artists. He has donated the equivalent of half-million dollars to support non-profit conservation groups.

In 1986, he had the honor of presenting one of his paintings, “Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks” to President Reagan.

Long one of the most successful self-published artists in America, in 2004 Mr. Barber retired from his retail and wholesale print businesses. We at the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery acquired the business and established John Barber Editions. Thus, Mr. Barber’s legacy will continue through the sale of the existing print inventory and the publishing of new limited-edition prints.

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