R. Barry Burcaw
Born October 11, 1942 at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA. Raised in the suburbs of NYC.
1963. Completed the illustration of book on physical oceanography entitled, “The Stratification and Circulation in the Antillean Caribbean Basins” by Georg Wust at Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY.
Early 1960’s. Produced detail and assembly drawings of the lunar seismometer for the surveyor spacecraft. Also at Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory in Palisades, NY
Earned a BS in Graphic Design from the University of Bridgeport in 1967.
1967 Was a senior technical illustrator at Perkin-Elmer Corp. in Wilton, CT.
1967-1972. At the age of 25 was drafted into the US military. Attained the rank of Captain and was the Squadron Commander of the Field Maintenance Squadron in the USAF, Westover AFB in MA.
His entire professional career was spent in advertising, sales promotion, marketing and sales for various companies including General Electric in CT, LA and KY. He spent 15 years as an Account Executive for a graphic design, ad agency in Louisville, KY.
Was vice president of International Distribution for a manufacturer of commercial food service equipment for 7 years. During that time he traveled to 30 countries and as a personal side-line collected art.
In the years since 2008, he’s renewed his interest in painting large format (50 x 50) geometric abstractions in oil. Having painted several in the late 60’s and early 70’s for personal satisfaction, he’s finally decided to get back into it more seriously after encouragement from a local art dealer. Now 70 and retired, he’s pursuing venues in which to promote and sell his work. As of October 2012 he has completed thirteen and has two more in process.