About the Artist
Born and raised in New York City, Barry Ross had an artist’s education: High School of Music and Art in NYC, and Pratt Institute where he graduated with a BFA in Graphic Arts and Illustration. As a nationally recognized prize winning illustrator, his work was sought after by many of the larger corporations. His specialty was interpreting sports and technology and for over 30 years he was a regular contributor to Golf Magazine, Flying Magazine, Sports Illustrated and Scientific American.
He has had one-man shows of his Aviation Art at the Seattle Air and Space Museum and the Wings Over the Rockies Museum in Denver Colorado, and there is a permanent exhibition of his Aviation paintings at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Collaboration with his friend Bill Tarr, author of “Now You See It, Now You Don’t, produced over 1500 drawings over a six month period. The book, first published in 1976, is still in print today and considered to be a basic primer for “Sleight of Hand” beginners.