Stephen Appleby-Barr, ‘Untitled’, Waddington's
Stephen Appleby-Barr, ‘Untitled’, Waddington's
Stephen Appleby-Barr, ‘Untitled’, Waddington's

While studying illustration at Sheridan College, painter and illustrator Stephen Appleby-Barr would become fascinated with fraternities and secret societies and the mythologies that surround them. Forming their very own “fraternity," Stephen and four of his college roommates became the Team Macho artist collective. As a solo artist, Appleby-Barr’s recent work includes portraits that draw from Old Masters such as Velasquez and Rembrandt. By inserting people he knows and secret symbols, each painting’s story speaks to the power of personal mythologies and of the importance of capturing and preserving such legacies.
Courtesy of Waddington's

Signature: Signed with monogram

Private Collection, British Columbia

About Stephen Appleby-Barr

Canadian, b. 1981, Toronto, Canada

Solo Shows

2015
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, 
Toronto,
Stephen Appleby-Barr: Sigillum

Fair History on Artsy

2015
Nicholas Metivier Gallery at Art Toronto 2015
2014
Nicholas Metivier Gallery at Art Toronto 2014