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Barbara Rachko was born in Paterson, New Jersey and grew up in a New York City suburb. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in psychology. After college, Barbara earned a commercial pilot’s license and Boeing 727 flight engineer’s certificate, then spent seven years on active duty as a Nava… Read More
Barbara Rachko was born in Paterson, New Jersey and grew up in a New York City suburb. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in psychology. After college, Barbara earned a commercial pilot’s license and Boeing 727 flight engineer’s certificate, then spent seven years on active duty as a Naval officer.

In 1986 while working at the Pentagon, she began to study figure drawing and medical anatomy, and began many long years of developing her craft. Barbara subsequently resigned from active duty (but remained in the Navy Reserve and retired as a Commander) to devote herself to making art.

On 9/11 Barbara’s life was changed forever when her husband, Dr. Bryan C. Jack, was killed on the plane that hit the Pentagon. Dividing her time between residences in New York and Alexandria, Virginia, Barbara enjoys a busy career as a professional artist.

She is represented by six galleries throughout the United States, exhibits nationally and internationally, and continues to win accolades, including completion of Ajira’s Emerge 2000 business program for artists, a 2008 – 2009 Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation award, and two grants from the Templar Trust in Lichtenstein.

Barbara’s Wikipedia bio is at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Rachko

Please visit her website www.barbararachko.com, her Facebook page www.facebook.com/barbararachko and her blog www.barbararachkoscoloreddust.com for the latest updates.

Barbara’s first eBook, “From Pilot to Painter,” is available on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HNVR200

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    Self-Employed — New York, NY, USA
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Solo Exhibition, October 2012 at MUSECPMI, New York NY (dates TBD)

MUSECPMI announced that it will publish an 80 page book, available in the late fall, about Barbara’s work. TBD the book launch party date and time.
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