Evening Light at Kingston Point, oil on canvas 16 x 20
Oil and watercolor painter Barry DeBaun, b. Brooklyn, NY 1956, was voted "Best Artist" in Hudson Valley Magazine's Best of the Hudson Valley 2016 Reader's poll. DeBaun is the recipient of many national awards, including the American Artists' Professional League, the Salmagundi Club, Kent Art Association, Northeast Watercolor Society, Ridgewood Art Institute and the Hudson Valley Art Association, where he received the Gold Medal of Honor.
His work is in private collections throughout the United States, Germany, England, Switzerland, Thailand and the Dominican Republic. DeBaun has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the east coast including: The Albany Institute of History and Art, The Berkshire Museum of Fine Art, The Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, and a special invitational show at the Senate House Rotunda in Washington DC in 2001.
Since the beginning of modernism, and in today's postmodern era, the concept of beauty as a defining characteristic of art has not been in style. Barry DeBaun is a realist painter in the academic tradition. Influenced by the Hudson River School and classical painters from Lawrence Alma-Tadema to William-Adolphe Bouguereau, DeBaun makes paintings that are unabashedly beautiful in the commonly understood sense of the word.