Manhattan-born Barry Feldman studied Art History at Swarthmore College, while he painted in his nearby Media, Pennsylvania studio. He later settled in rural Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where he received a Canada Council Arts Award for Painting and an exhibition that toured in Canada. Returning to live and paint in New York, his work was shown there and in Boston, Philadelphia and North Carolina.
In 1989 he moved to Thessaloniki, Greece. His work has been exhibited throughout the country: at the Dimitria Festival, American Cultural Center, French Institute, Ionic Center, Vafopoulio Cultural Center, Sani Festival, Eirmos Gallery, Art Forum, Ro Art Space, and most recently, exhibitions titled “Poussin: Restructured” at the Teloglion Foundation of Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and “Greek Landscapes” at Anatolia College’s Bissell Library.
“Art at its most essential is a continuum and cultural record. As an artist, to be part of this continuum and cultural record is both an inspiration and a responsibility. One’s creative forebears are an enduring source – technical, emotional, intellectual, psychological. To be sure, whether obvious or not, the source manifests itself in every brushstroke, every form, every decision. And, often enough, it can express itself in an affectionate homage.”