Connected, oil on panel, 20in h x 16in w
Sal Barracca was born in Brooklyn, NY, and has been an artist for over 50 years. He studied Fine Art & Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He went on to work as a commercial illustrator and teacher, and later became an Art Director, working with Avon Books, Ladies’ Home Journal and Bantam Books. After years of working with illustrators from an Art Director’s perspective, he felt it a natural progression to represent illustrators as their agent, opening his own firm in NYC. He thoroughly enjoyed developing new talent and working with his artists to create illustrations for the publishing and advertising industries.
Along with his wife, Debra, he created, wrote, designed and art directed the award-winning series of children’s books entitled, “The Adventures of Taxi Dog,” published by Dial Books in 1990, still in print today.
He now lives in Connecticut and is very happy to be a full-time fine artist. His work has appeared in shows and galleries throughout New England, winning numerous awards. His paintings are in private collections throughout the US and Canada, and in the UK, Germany, Israel & Japan. Barracca’s artwork is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.