PHILIP BARTER
Eastern Dragger
acrylic on board, 36 x 48 inches
$8000
PHILIP BARTER
Approaching Saddleback Mountain II
acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Lead Mountain
acrylic on board, 30 x 30 inches
$4000
PHILIP BARTER
Approaching Katahdin
acrylic on board, 48 x 36 inches
$9000
PHILIP BARTER
Wave
acrylic on board, 30.5 x 30.5 inches
$4000
PHILIP BARTER
Wave
acrylic on board, 30 x 24 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Falling Leaves
acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
$8000
PHILIP BARTER
Porcupine Islands
acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Lilacs
acrylic on board, 28 x 22 inches
$2800
PHILIP BARTER
Rocks In The River
acrylic on board with painted frame, 24 x 24 inches
$2400
PHILIP BARTER
Ironbound
acrylic on board, 36 x 33 inches
$7000
PHILIP BARTER
Ironbound with Moon
acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Abol Slide
acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Power Plant, Eustice, Maine
acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Carrying Place #4
acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Low Tide
acrylic on board, 39 x 29 inches
$5400
PHILIP BARTER
Saddleback Mountain
acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Gros Morne
acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER 
Northern Kingdom I
acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches
SOLD
PHILIP BARTER
The Point
acrylic on board, 46 x 46 inches
$9000
PHILIP BARTER
Spring, Prince Edward Island
acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches
$3000
PHILIP BARTER
Hog Bay with Sailboat
acrylic on wood relief, 36 x 41 inches
$8000
PHILIP BARTER
Three Clouds
acrylic on board, 22 x 27.5 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Hillside with Trailer
acrylic on board, 24 x 28 inches
$3000
PHILIP BARTER
Chipper
acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
McGowan's Hill with Lilacs
acrylic on wood, 24 x 30 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Hillside with House
acrylic on board, 30 x 24 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Hillside Home
acrylic on board, 24 x 26 inches
$3000
PHILIP BARTER
Floral with Painted Frame
acrylic on board, 29 x 23 inches
$2700
PHILIP BARTER
Pink Roses
acrylic on board, 24 x 20 inches
$2400
PHILIP BARTER
After the Storm
acrylic on wood relief, 45 x 48 inches
$10,000
PHILIP BARTER
Eastern Dragger
acrylic on wood relief, 45 x 56 inches
$12,000
PHILIP BARTER
Novi
acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Man’s Best Friend
acrylic on wood relief, 25 x 36 inches
$7000
PHILIP BARTER
Red Roof
acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Yellow Birdhouses
acrylic on board, 36 x 48 inches
$9000
PHILIP BARTER
Moonrise Across the Lake
acrylic on board, 24 x 29.5 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Smelt Shacks
acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Four Boats in Row
acrylic on wood relief, 22 x 48 inches
$6000
PHILIP BARTER
Three Dories III
acrylic on wood relief, 12.5 x 51 inches
$3800
PHILIP BARTER
Oasis #8
acrylic on linen, 36 x 48 inches
$8000
PHILIP BARTER
Oasis #1
acrylic on board, 30 x 24 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Oasis #6
acrylic on board, 30 x 24 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Oasis #11
acrylic on board, 30 x 24 inches
$3200
PHILIP BARTER
Azalea
acrylic on board, 20 x 16 inches
$1800
PHILIP BARTER Eastern Dragger acrylic on board, 36 x 48 inches $8000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Approaching Saddleback Mountain II acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches $3200
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PHILIP BARTER Lead Mountain acrylic on board, 30 x 30 inches $4000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Approaching Katahdin acrylic on board, 48 x 36 inches $9000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Wave acrylic on board, 30.5 x 30.5 inches $4000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Wave acrylic on board, 30 x 24 inches $3200
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Falling Leaves acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches $8000
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PHILIP BARTER Porcupine Islands acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches $3200
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Lilacs acrylic on board, 28 x 22 inches $2800
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Rocks In The River acrylic on board with painted frame, 24 x 24 inches $2400
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Ironbound acrylic on board, 36 x 33 inches $7000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Ironbound with Moon acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches $3200
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Abol Slide acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 inches $3200
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PHILIP BARTER Power Plant, Eustice, Maine acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches $3200
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Carrying Place #4 acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches $3200
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PHILIP BARTER Low Tide acrylic on board, 39 x 29 inches $5400
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PHILIP BARTER Saddleback Mountain acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches $3200
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Gros Morne acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches $3200
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PHILIP BARTER Northern Kingdom I acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches SOLD
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER The Point acrylic on board, 46 x 46 inches $9000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Spring, Prince Edward Island acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches $3000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Hog Bay with Sailboat acrylic on wood relief, 36 x 41 inches $8000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Three Clouds acrylic on board, 22 x 27.5 inches $3200
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Hillside with Trailer acrylic on board, 24 x 28 inches $3000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Chipper acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches $3200
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER McGowan's Hill with Lilacs acrylic on wood, 24 x 30 inches $3200
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Hillside with House acrylic on board, 30 x 24 inches $3200
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Hillside Home acrylic on board, 24 x 26 inches $3000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Floral with Painted Frame acrylic on board, 29 x 23 inches $2700
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Pink Roses acrylic on board, 24 x 20 inches $2400
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER After the Storm acrylic on wood relief, 45 x 48 inches $10,000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Eastern Dragger acrylic on wood relief, 45 x 56 inches $12,000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Novi acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches $3200
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Man’s Best Friend acrylic on wood relief, 25 x 36 inches $7000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Red Roof acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches $3200
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Yellow Birdhouses acrylic on board, 36 x 48 inches $9000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Moonrise Across the Lake acrylic on board, 24 x 29.5 inches $3200
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Smelt Shacks acrylic on board, 24 x 30 inches $3200
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Four Boats in Row acrylic on wood relief, 22 x 48 inches $6000
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Three Dories III acrylic on wood relief, 12.5 x 51 inches $3800
Inquire
PHILIP BARTER Oasis #8 acrylic on linen, 36 x 48 inches $8000
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PHILIP BARTER Oasis #1 acrylic on board, 30 x 24 inches $3200
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PHILIP BARTER Oasis #6 acrylic on board, 30 x 24 inches $3200
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PHILIP BARTER Oasis #11 acrylic on board, 30 x 24 inches $3200
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PHILIP BARTER Azalea acrylic on board, 20 x 16 inches $1800
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Philip Barter Biography

Philip Barter (b.1939) is a self-taught artist from Boothbay, Maine, who was living in California during the 1960s when he met Alfonso Sosa, an abstract expressionist painter. Sosa took Barter under his wing and added a “charge of light and color” to Barter’s aesthetic vision that in influenced his work for the next fifty years.

While living out west, Barter encountered the work of Marsden Hartley and experienced an aesthetic epiphany. He felt an immediate connection with the Lewiston-born painter. Hartley would serve as a kind of talisman, an artist to inspire but also to move beyond. Back in Boothbay Harbor, Barter met Frederick Rockwell, a painter and sculptor, who also encouraged Barter to keep painting.

By the 1970s, Barter and his second wife, Priscilla, had moved to downeast Maine, where they raised their seven children. Challenged to support his family as an artist, Barter took a ten-year hiatus from painting, working in all manner of traditional Maine jobs—he clammed, dug worms, was the sternman on a lobster boat, did carpentry, and dragged for mussels. In his spare time, Barter studied art history, and with Priscilla they made a life immersed in art for their large family.

By the time Barter returned to painting full-time, he was receiving critical acclaim for his work. Bates College Museum of Art mounted a retrospective of Barter’s work in 1992. e Farnsworth Museum, the Portland Museum of Art, and Bates acquired his work. In 1995, Barter was the subject of a feature profile in Down East magazine, and Tim Sample highlighted Barter’s life in art in one of his “Postcards from Maine” segments on the CBS Sunday Morning program hosted by Charles Kuralt.

Barter has since spent a half-century painting narratives based on the Maine’s fiercely independent people and the landscape of his home state, becoming the “painter laureate” of the region.

Philip Barter: Forever Maine (Marshall Wilkes), a monograph by Carl Little, was published in 2017.

 

Press

June 2017
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors
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Maine Master: Philip Barter

When the Bates College Museum of Art mounted a retrospective of Philip Barter’s work in 1992, the painter, then 53 years old, was on a major roll with regard to his reputation among aficionados of Maine art. His work was winging off the walls of prestigious galleries up and down the coast. Barter was also […]

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Philip Barter: Forever, Maine
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Philip Barter: Forever, Maine
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Philip Barter: My Maine
Exhibition Catalog 2019
Philip Barter: My Maine
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Exhibition Catalog 2018
Philip Barter: Maine Oasis
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Philip Barter: Maine Oasis
Exhibition Catalog 2017
Philip Barter: Maine Oasis
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