Art Brokerage: Barbara Ernst Prey American Artist: Barbara Ernst Prey was born in New York, graduated from Williams College and earned a masters degree from Harvard University. She received a Fulbright Scholarship and a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, enabling her to travel, study, work and exhibit extensively in Europe and Asia. While she absorbed many influences during her travels, she remained an American artist rooted in the traditions of American landscape painting. Prey has studios in Oyster Bay, New York, Massachusetts and Maine, which she claims as a second home and source of inspiration, having worked and exhibited there for several decades. The President appointed Prey to serve on the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National Endowment for the Arts. Prey is featured in The National Endowment for the Arts NEA Arts Magazine video The Artist's Role in the Community: Six Perspectives. Her paintings are in major museums collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She has been recognized as one of the most significant artists of our time and her work has attracted the attention of major museums including the Brooklyn Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Prey was recently honored when NASA commissioned her to paint four paintings for their collection. The x-43, the fastest aircraft in the world, is currently included in the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibit NASA|ART:50 Years. The exhibit travels to twelve museums and is currently at The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Her other NASA commissions include: The Columbia Tribute, to commemorate the anniversary of the Columbia tragedy. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.