Art Brokerage: Sam Barber European Artist: Sam Barber sees the world differently than you or I. Step into his home or studio and the dancing lights and the wondrous symphony of colors transport you to another time and place. Sam was born in Europe and came to the United States when he was four years old. He first became aware of art as a way of expressing what he saw and felt when he was about five years old. Sam went on to art school and people began to notice the unique qualities of his work. He was something special. Even before he began to study art formally, Sam realized that this was all he wanted to do with his life. At age twenty-two, Sam won a scholarship to the highly regarded Art Students League in New York. He then went on to study at the National Academy of Design. His teacher, William Draper, recognized his talent and in the mid-1960's arranged for him to study with Henry Hensche at the distinguished Cape School of Art in Provincetown, MA. Organized by the American Impressionists, the school allowed its students free rein to experiment. Sam would stay on to study with Henry for the next nine years. In 1974, Sam began teaching portrait and landscape painting at the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Fine Arts and at the Cape Cod Art Association. He participated in many exhibitions, receiving the First Prize in Oil of the Cape Cod Association five times between 1974 and 1983. He is a member of the prestigious Society of American Impressionists.