John M. Barber’s Chesapeake

John M. Barber’s Chesapeake is a major collection of paintings by this nationally acclaimed American artist. John R. Valliant, past Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Maryland, provides narrative. Many of Barber’s limited edition print paintings are included, as well as unpublished works created expressly for this project. Accompanying the artwork are journals written in Barber’s own words, which detail his inspiration and personal experiences relating to his art. The book is hardbound, 96 pages, and includes 88 images: color plates, sketches, maps and archival illustrations. The book was published by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in 1996. A portion of the proceeds from each book benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

“John M. Barber’s Chesapeake” can be purchased for $59.95 from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum here: The book is also available on