Ted Barr is a painter, published author, teacher, lecturer and curator. In 1980 after his release from his regular army service, Barr started seven years period of studies with the Emin esoteric group based in London. His main areas of research were; Symbolism, Ancient Egypt, Numerology, mathematical relations as well as traditional academic studies. He holds an M.B.A degree in economy and marketing from the Tel Aviv University.
Barr has written several books, Krombie, a children book and Frau Gruber Camp which was published in Hebrew in 2006 and translated into English in 2011 In 1995 Barr began his drawing lessons under the Israeli master Shlomo Tzafrir in Old Jaffa where his first exhibition was opened to the public in 2001.
Since then Barr has had exhibitions in New York, Montreal, Palo Alto, Guadalajara, Detroit MI., Chianciano Terme, Cannes, Paris, Istanbul, Izmir, Cheshme, Hayward,CA., Dallas TX., Miami FL. and the Burning Man festival in Nevada. A complete list of his art exhibitions appears on his website. Barr does not sign his name on his canvases. Instead he developed a private symbol that encapsulates his esoteric studies experience; more details can be read in the article the Dual Eternity symbol In 2006 Barr had begun his experimentation with tar, which led to the development of the multi-layered tar technique that is used in most of his paintings. A combination of tar, acrylic and oil colors with lacquer. In the deep space series there are 15-20 layers in each painting.