Richard Barone







Richard Barone

Richard Barone

Melbourne, FL


I was a great artist in the fifth grade, at least that’s what my fellow classmates and art teacher thought. My parents thought differently, however, and transferred me to a Catholic school, and that was the end of my art career. By the time I got to college, I was convinced that the intellectual search for truth was far superior to the aesthetic. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and hadn’t taken one course in art. None were offered, even though the college professed the "liberal arts."

In a sense, I was on the same course as Robert Motherwell (philosopher to artist), but for me the end came in the jungles of Vietnam. Philosophy and everything that I had learned—all the teachers, priests, and professors—had deserted me. Except art, which was always there waiting to be explored. So, now, I’m starting over, painting with abandon, without a restrictive style, and with the mentality of a ten-year-old.

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For a great book about an artist's struggle to survive in the Vietnam War, see “Traces of a Lost War,” 2009, Canto 34 Press, available on,, etc.


The Consecrated Life


Maryah Sullivan


Before All Ages


Burano War of Colors


Are You in Line?


American Dream


Traces of a Lost War


Sealing Installation


Orange is a miele taste my mouth.


Roamin' Still Life


Billboard Thief


Last Dim Sum in Singapore


August 9 2008


52 Artificials Occupy Black Square with a perfect round


Trigger Thinking Outside the Contexst




My Father's Ashes


Taipei Twins


The Writer's Mother




Lisbeth and Troels and Simon


Portait Demo on YouTube channel NEOBARONE


Pope John Paul II


Saint John Paul II


Say Cheese