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Barbara Greene Mann

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Rainbows and Christmas Trees, December 2017 Mixed Media 18" X 14" © yes
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Faux Zoo Map, Feb., 2012 Watercolor 18 X 24" © yes
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Graduation Memorial, a Fifty Year Reunion, August 2016 Mixed Media 18 X 24 X 1 Inches © yes
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Utopia and the Pink Shoes, 2017 Watercolor And Collage 18 X24" © yes
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Listen to the Dog/ Listen to the Shark, July 2016 Watercolor, Pen And Ink 18 X 24" © yes
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Three Tenors and a Pianist, September 2017 Ink On Paper 11x14" © yes
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The Gardener, 2017 Mixed Media 11 X14" © Barbara Mann
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Street Visitors, Septemer, 2017 Photography 16 X 20 © yes
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I taught improv to the bears, sept.30, 2017 Mixed Medium , Watercolor And Colored Pencils 14 X 10" © yes
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The Knot was tied with a Look, 2014 Watercolor 18 X 14 X 1 Inches © yes
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The Boss Silverback Gorilla , October 2014
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Come In and Shut the Door, 2013 Mixed Media 12" X 14" X 1 Inches © yes
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Flatbed Truck, Octoberr 2017 Photography 16 X 20" © yes
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What's Next Graduates?, October 2016 Mixed Media 18 X 24 X 1 Inches © yes
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Whose Next? Ruling Tyrant or Friendly Neighbor, 12/2010 Watercolor And Collage On Archival Paper 30" X 40" © yes
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Put on a Happy Face, july 2011 Watercolor,Collage On Archivel Paper 18 X 24" © yes
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The Seer intervenes between a Stein and Baseball and the Hysterics of a Tsunami, july 2011 Watercolor On Paper 18 X 24" © yes
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Mr. Gadhafi better get your ba-ba, May 2011 Watercolor With Collage On Archival Paper 18" X 24" © yes
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Is this the Next Terrorist Take Over or Our New Neighbor, December 2010 Warercolor And Colllage On Archival Paper 30" X 40" © yes
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the Brute Tyrant Seizes My Ship, January15, 2012 Mixed Media 18 X 24 X 1 Inches © yes
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A New Look at India, Feb. 2015 Watercolor And Collage 18 X 24 X 1 Inches © yes
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V-Day, Let's Always Remember, November, 2014 Mixed Media 16 X 12 X 1" Inches © no
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Cleaning the Ganga, March 2015 Watercolor And Collage 18" X 24" X 1" Inches © yes
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Liz Carr's Mom Is in the Audience., May 2016 Watercolor, Collage,Pen 15 X 11 X 1 Inches © yes
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Jess ' path from childhood to womanhood and the Singingr Announcer, May 2016 Pen,Watercolor And Collage 11 X 15 X 1" Inches © yes
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Tibetan Butter on Crumbs of Bread testify to the Life I Led, May 2016 Watercolor And Pen 15 X 11 X 1 Inches © yes
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Clarence the First Las Vegas Disabled Peformer, May 2016 Watercolor And Pen 15 X 11 X 1 Inches © yes
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the First and Last, May 2016 Drawing 11x15" © yes
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Liz Carr's Mother is in the Audience
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Will Trump Make America Great Again, 2016 Collage, Watercolor, Pen And Ink 18 X 24" © yes
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barb mann-Bravo, I've Arrived, 2015 Pen And Ink 9 X15 © yes
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The Queen of Jazz, 2017 Mixed Media 11 X 15 X 1 Inches © yes
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The Wedding Guest's Reflect, 2015 Mixed Media 11 X 17" © yes
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The Dance Instructor, May 2017 Pen And Ink, Colored Pencils 9 X 11" © yes
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Three Tenors, Sept. 2017 Pen And Ink, Wash 11 X14" © yes
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Three Tenors and a Pianist, September 2017 Ink, Wash On Paper 11 X 14" © yes
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Outside my Window Insanity, Sept. 2017 Mixed Medium , Watercolor And Colored Pencils 11 X14" © yes
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Arcadia A Land of Harmony, Nov. 2013 Watercolor And Collage 4 X 4" X 3'" Inches © yes
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Annuit Coeptic,For, By and Of the People, Nov.2012 Mixed Media 3 X 4' © yes
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Lucy hugs the Poacher?, 2014 Acrylic 4o X 60 X 3" Inches © yes
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The Green Mountain, January 2015 Acrylic 24 X 36 X 3 Inches © yes
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The First and the Last , May 2016 Pen And Watercolor And Collage 15 X 11 X 1 Inches © yes
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Still Life with Pink Flower, 2015 Watercolor And Collage 24 X 18 X 1 Inches © yes
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The Band Played on and on, all night long., May 2015 Watercolor, Ink 15 X 11 X 1 Inches © yes
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Detroit, Michigan
Birth year
1948
Lives in
toronto
Works in
toronto
Schools
Wayne state U, 1973, MFA, BFA-1971
Thomas Jefferson U, 1987, cert. of OT
Representing galleries
Tangled Arts, Workman Arts
Tags
terroism, world culture, narrative paintings, watercolors, painting, drawing, figurative, mixed-media, conceptual, surrealism, modern, exhibition/performance, Illustration
Address
512-1775 Eglinton Ave. W
M6e 4z9 Toronto
ON
Seems Like a Million Miles and a Million Paintings, All in the Same Spot.

 

Biography for Barbara Mann 2017

Ms. Mann reports her switch from law to art occurred rather unexpectedly,  at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, 1967.  Standing in front of the painting, Sunflowers by Van Gogh, she felt a lightning bolt pierce her heart and soul. She knew she had been picked by the Master, himself. She had no choice.

She was attending the  University of Michigan with a plan to enter law school after completing her undergraduate program. However, fate intervened when  she saw a sign "Getting married- Cheap ticket to Europe."This opportunity was not to be missed, waitressing gave her enough money for a low budget trip and she was off. Standing in front of that Van Gogh piece she knew she had to go to art school. Although she had never drawn a picture before, she made a portfolio and was accepted.

Mann graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, her hometown in 1973 with an M.F.A.

 

In 2000 the spirit of Christmas found her in a terrible depression. She was Jewish and felt left out, never experiencing the joy people wore on their faces at this time of year.

But rather unexpectedly she felt as if someone had grabbed her by the hand and placed a brush in it.  It was her Muse and her artistic dream had come true. But what took her so long?

Images were pouring out of her head onto paper. She rewrote life events that were bothersome and created new endings.  proudly she said she had cured herself.  She stated that she rarely looked back, only to see if there was anything she had missed. She painted Avatars to help others and Dreams of Peace were her gifts to the World. 

She's a painter who tells stories and documents the world in which she lives. Politically, environmentally,  planetary disasters make their way into her paintings. People, animals, all inhabitants sharing the planet fall into her realm, but she wants the audience to know her thoughts and humor, 

Let's join her on the journey, and her artwork will show you her truth. 

A Peculiar History of Detroit

by Peter O’Keefe, is a testimony that some Detroiters felt she made a difference, documenting places and events of the city. She states that she is the only artist who has more than one picture in the book. In fact all the art pictures are hers.

https://www.dropbox.com/home/B.Gree... Detroit.pdf

 

Exhibitions      

                       Mindset  Photography Exhibition by Royal Bank 2017                     

                      Toronto, Workman Arts Being Seen, 2017

                        London, Ontario Beauty at the Fusion Gallery, April 2016

                       Toronto, Canada Tangled Festival, Historical Images, Solo Exhibit Feb. 2016

                     Munich, Germany, Durer Gallery, Two Women Show 2015

                     Detroit, MI. Retrospective­ 50 years away, Detroit Painter Returns, 2014

                     New York “Illegitimate and Hersterical”, A.I.R.Gallery,group, 2012

                     Luxembourg, Europe Culture Inside, Competition Winner, 2011 ­

                     Toronto , Being Seen, Barwicki Gallery, Gladstone Hotel, 2012

                     TTC, Commuter Art , Toronto’s Subway, Art in Public Places, 2011

                     Non­traditional Portraits, Nuit Blanc, Propeller Gallery, 2111

                     Solo Exhibit AWOL Gallery, 2010

                     Who Dun’ It, benefit show, Ontario College of Art and Design, 2010

Fashion        

                     Ottawa, the Governor's Mansion, Fashion Couture 2014

                     Toronto Art Gallery of Ontario, Ten Artists design Runway Fashions, 2012

Performance

                      Free Times Cafe, August, September, October, November 2017   Toronto, music and poetry               

                     Toronto, The Tranzac Club, 2016  Original songs, comedy, performance

                     Munich, Germany “The Purse heads, “song, poetry, 2015, a one woman show

Film              Calargy Film Festival, Cans As Coffins, 8mm, 2009

                    Rendez-View with Madness,  two 8mm films, They Got Me Now, Our Litle Love Nest 2011

Exhibitions

              Maria Schukar Library, 2017, Yorkdale Public Library 2015,  Scarborough  Library  2012