Barry Herem of Seattle, Washington, is a professional artist, writer, and lecturer specializing in the art forms, ethnography and ethnic art history of the Pacific Northwest Coast.
Mr. Herem calls himself, “a student of the many Northwest Coast styles and an inventor beyond them into modern art.” As such he has produced powerful (and knowledgeable) animistic and symbolic works in wood, bronze, steel, aluminum, cast paper, fabric and in silver jewelry.
His first large public sculpture, a five-piece bronze and cedar work, was installed in Seattle Trust’s main banking offices in 1979.
Mr. Herem is well known as a printmaker who has to date produced more than 30 limited edition silkscreen prints. Two of these were featured in the landmark book: Northwest Coast Indian Graphics by Blackman and Hall Publishers.