Barbara Zaring (b. 1947)

Point Inperial Vista, 1999
Oil on Linen 36 in x 36 in
Barbara Zaring is known for her bold landscapes of the Southwest, paintings that straddle a fine line between realism and abstraction. Educated on the East Coast during the 1960s, she fell in love with the starkness of southwestern landscapes. After teaching in Ohio and California, she settled in Taos, New Mexico, where she lives today. In 1973 she embarked upon a creative partnership with artist Alyce Frank, a partnership that has taken them to sites all over the West. The two artists are the subject of Dr. Kate O'Neill's Harvard doctoral dissertation, "A Relationship Runs Through It: The Psychological Landscape of Women's Creative Expression." In 1999 the Harwood Museum in Taos exhibited a collection of paintings accomplished by Frank and Zaring on their joint adventures. Zaring's work has appeared in many books, including "Leading the West.- One Hundred Contemporary Painters and Sculptors" by Donald Hagerty.

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