Neal Barab was born on December 28, 1955 in Highland Park, Illinois, USA. Before he decided to move to Italy he lived and worked in California. In 1982 he received a degree in Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA. In 1987 he was commissioned to create an outdoor sculpture for Santa Cruz.
In October 1987 he moved to Pietrasanta, Italy. Since then he has been working full time creating stone sculptures. Neal spent many summers sculpting granite in Sweden. Since January 2002 he moved to his new studio “Pescarella” in Vallecchia, near Pietrasanta.
He participated in shows throughout Europe and the US, including Zurich, Stockholm, Amsterdam and London. He also attended symposiums in Sweden, China, Israel and Germany. www.nealbarab.com