John Barber's decades of fine artwork is well known in the United States, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic region. His nautically themed prints as well as his local Richmond scenes remind us of the finer moments in life. Whether depicting sailing in the Chesapeake Bay during a splendid sunset or walking down Monument Avenue with a loved one, John's lithographs give us momentary escape to these precious times.

2007 - Elected to Fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists.

2004 - Selected by the American Battle Monuments Commission to create the official painting of the WWII Memorial located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

2003 - Honored by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland with a 25th Anniversary Retrospective. The museum exhibited 27 original works of art spanning Barber's career.      

- Featured in the publication Bound for Blue Water, the definitive collection of the best American marine art of the 20th and early 21st century, published by the Greenwich Workshop, Seymour, Connecticut.

2001 - Sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to paint a five-foot, 40-pound sculpture of the James River rockfish in Richmond, Virginia's public art project "Go Fish!" Rockfish auctioned for $4,500.

2000 - Selected to represent Virginia during the Clinton administration by creating a painting of the White House in Washington, D.C., in commemoration of the bicentennial of the President's home.
1994 - Presented with the Medallion of Honor by the Virginians of Maryland.

1992 - Two Barber paintings included in the U.S. State Department's "Art in Embassies" Program, which exhibits American artists' work in U.S. embassies abroad.

1987 - Elected to the Board of Trustees of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
1985 - Commissioned by the National Geographic Society to create an original oil painting for President Ronald Reagan, which was presented in a White House ceremony.

1984 - Presented with the Chesapeake Appreciation Days Award in recognition of his efforts to preserve, through his art, the last remaining Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks.

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