was born and raised in Chicago Illinois just two blocks from Wrigley Field. Immediately after High School he started a five year intense fine art program studying drawing and painting under the European taught masters William Mosby and Joseph Vanden Broucke at the American Academy of Art also in Chicago.
Ron moved to Taos, New Mexico in 1970 and became one of the co-founders of the famous "Taos Six". He currently lives in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico and shows his work at his Studio Gallery.
Ron Barsano is known and loved for his ability to capture the essence of life in his art. He ignites our imagination with his still life and transports us to places of wistful beauty with his landscapes. He offers us the true glory of creation with his figure work and celebrates the human soul in each of his portraits. From the pain of a soul denied to the gentle beauty of a rose in bloom, from the graceful serenity of the human form to the spirit of the person in his portraits, Ron Barsano captures it all in his art.
Awards & Honors
Best of Show
Art League of Hilton Head National Juried Show - 2009
Taos Invites Taos Poster Artist
Taos NM Fall Arts Festival – 2005
1st Place Award with “The Nude”
Lexington Art League - 2004
Award of Excellence with “Her Story”
Manhattan Arts International – 2004
People’s Choice award, Portrait Exhibition
Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos Society of Portrait Artists - 2004
Award of Excellence, 2nd place
Oil Painters of America Western Region Small Painting Exhibition - 2003