Barry Singer's Profile
Over 45 years ago at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh I met great teachers like Fran Ford, Tom Helwig and John Johns. Then I had a career in advertising and the printing industry. For many years I worked for a greeting card company. Today my three kids are grown and on their own. My wife and I are enjoying retirement.
GYOTAKU (fish rubbings) are a specialty of mine. Simply stated, I apply pigment to a real fish. Then paper or cloth is carefully pressed against the fish. When pulled away, a beautiful mirror image appears. I then paint in the eye. If the fish is an edible species, he is cleaned and invited to dinner. Every GYOTAKU is a unique one-of-a-kind original and I continually try to improve my methods. You may learn more about the art of GYOTAKU and see my step by step process at www.gyotakuartist.com.
As a retired artist with the Pennsylvania Council on…
- Born on October 14
- Joined January 7, 2008