|Barry Oretsky, RCA
Barry Oretsky, one of North America's foremost photorealist painters, was born in Owen Sound, Ontario in 1946. In March 2004, in recognition of his demonstrated excellence and achievements, Barry was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
He received his early training at Toronto's Central Technical School and furthered his studies at St. Martin's School of Art, London, England.
Barry has worked in advertising, as an art teacher, and has been a full-time professional artist since 1986. He is now a permanent resident of Toronto, Ontario, but continues to travel internationally to further his art.