We are featuring Martin Barry original paintings through August 24th at Smyth Jewelers in Timonium.
Martin Barry (1927-1999) a lifelong resident of Maryland has been one of the East Coastâ€™s most well respected artists for over 40 years. A graduate of Loyola College, he also attended the Maryland Institute of Art and the Schuler School of Fine Art.
Martinâ€™s portfolio contains hundreds of scenes along the East Coast and elsewhere in the United States including:
Maine, Boston, Cape Cod, Nantucket , Mystic, CT, NY, Philadelphia , the Jersey shore lighthouses, Annapolis, St. Michaelâ€™s MD, Baltimore, Washington DC, Williamsburg, the Chesapeake Bay, DE lighthouses , nautical scenes , Cape Hatteras , Hilton Head and GA.
In addition , his portfolio includes an extensive selection of schools, colleges and universities throughout the United States .
His works are included in many important collections including Johns Hopkins University , Loyola University MD, Baltimore City Hall, the Vatican, and the Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta.
He received numerous awards including the Loyola College Alumni Laureate award as a distinguished alumnus and the Alpha Sigma Nu National Honor Society. Martin was commissioned by Maryland Governor Harry Hughes to draw an original work that was presented as the stateâ€™s gift to the Republic of China .
His son Martin Barry III and daughter Barbara Barry Conover continue to operate the studio and workshop in Towson MD.