Barclay Rubincam (1920-1978) was born and grew up in Chester County,
Pennsylvania, where he developed a life-long love for its charming landscape and fascinating history. Art was an early passion, and Rubincam spent hours drawing and painting murals, posters, and other decorations and projects during his school years.  After graduating from Unionville High School in 1939, he attended the Wilmington Academy of Fine Arts (today the Delaware Art Museum) where he was taught by Gale Hoskins and Frank Schoonover, among others. He also studied with N.C. Wyeth in Chadds Ford.  Army service during World War II delayed the start of Rubincam’s professional career as a painter, but when he returned from duty, he set up a studio in his newly purchased house in West Chester. In 1946 he married long-time sweetheart Caroline Hannum. The couple had four children: Andre, Reginald, Ghisele, and Christopher.  Rubincam became successful at his chosen career, selling enough paintings to support himself and his family. The paintings were exhibited and offered for sale in local museums, art associations, banks, around West Chester and Wilmington.  Rubincam died in 1978. Today his paintings are valued for their
richness of subject and for their preservation of Chester County’s history and beauty.