Barnett Suskind, an American artist, was born and raised in New York City. He came to art as a child making objects. He committed himself to art after studying art history at Bradley University and studio art at New York University. Starting with abstract sculpture and migrating to abstract painting, his focus is always been using art as a vehicle for communication.

Through this focus, he turned to the figure and the face for the emotive quality found in each. Suskind, a keen individual, and social observer, uses gestural brushstrokes to create images of portraits and large nudes.  These works focus on what he calls “states of being”, eliciting and enabling communication of emotional and political commentary.