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William Barss

 (1916 - 1990)
William (Ville) Barss was active/lived in Massachusetts, Ohio.  William Barss is known for painting.

Biography   William Barss


William ( Ville) Barss (1916-1990)

He was born in 1916 in Ohio, and died in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, in 1990.  He studied art in Boston, and worked as a portraitist and illustrator, and illustrated a wide variety of books, including those of Eleanor Roosevelt and Isaac Asimov.  Both Barss and his wife Currie, who was also a trained artist, worked with the folk artist Peter Hunt in Provincetown, and later moved to Acton and then Bolton, Mass.  Barss' personal style was modernism, and his illustration style was realism; he worked extensively in Gouache and Casein mediums.  

Barss is represented in the permanent collection of the Provincetown Art Association & Museum.  He exhibited at the Chica   ...  Displaying 750 of 1095 characters.

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