Skip Barry is the author or co-author of several commissioned histories, including books on the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Art Center and Herron School of Art & Design. He is currently finishing work on a history of the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, which will be published in April 2011. He is also the author of several nonfiction books for children and teens, including a biography of legendary photographer, writer and filmmaker Gordon Parks which the New York Public Library designated one of 1992’s best books for teens.Starting his career as a poet and essayist, he published widely in literary magazines over the course of a decade. He then turned to journalism, amassing 20 years experience as a freelancer for such publications as The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, USAir Magazine, USART, and Southwest Spirit. During that time, he also spent 12 years as a staff writer for the daily newspaper, The Indianapolis Star, where he specialized in covering the visual and literary arts, as well as doing general feature writing.
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