Rick Bartow, Stunning NW Artist, Dies at 69

Oregon Public Broadcasting, April 5, 2016

"Rick Bartow, one of the region's most striking and accomplished artists, died on April 2 at the age of 69 from complications arising from congestive heart failure."


Bartow's sculptures, paintings and prints have shown everywhere from the White House to the Smithsonian, and they hang in museum collections around the country."


His boldly colorful, emotive, and idiosyncratic works refuse to be contained by medium or style or even species. Inspired by his Native American heritage and travels to Mexico, Japan, and beyond, his works depict beings that blend the  human and the animal. They are creatures on the cusp of the material and the spiritual world, like stories and myths made flesh."


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April 5, 2016