Harald De Bary RIP

Passing of artist Harald de Bary

Solas Art Gallery writes this post with great sadness on the recent passing of German artist Harald de Bary. Harald came to Leitrim 45 years ago accompanied by his devoted wife Erika. For those who know Harald’s abstract workings, his unique artistic language expressed the seriousness and intensity of his approaches to art. We would like to share the beautiful words from his biography "Harald de Bary. Leben und Werk" (Harald de Bary. Life and Work) written by the art historian Johann Konrad Eberlein

‘De Bary's works are characterised by an extreme directness and always confront the observer with the unexpected. The artist stands out from the other representatives of German Art Informel through the spontaneity of his personal view and the easy, unforced manner in which he translates this into art. His work is a form of communication based on a position of complete independence and designed to reach the observer solely through its formulations, which their creator expresses in ever new artistic guises’.

Harald was a long standing, compassionate and loyal member of Solas Art Gallery and a great friend of many in the community. He will be deeply missed by all. We express our sincere condolences to his wife Erika and his extended family.

Teresa Wood