Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistBill Barber CollectionRhine
Description The northern part of the Rhine forms the western border of The Ruhr Area where it runs through the district of North Rhine-Westphalia. With 4435 km and a population of some 5.3 million, it is the largest urban agglomeration in Germany. The Ruhr Area consists of several large, formerly industrial cities bordered by the rivers Ruhr to the south, Rhine to the west, and Lippe to the north. In the Southwest it borders on the Bergisches Land. It is considered part of the larger Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area of more than 12 million people.Industrialization began in the region with the establishment of several iron works in the late 18th century within the borders of the present-day city of Oberhausen. During the same period, locks built at Mlheim on the Ruhr allowed the expansion of coal mining further up the river and led to the expansion of Mlheim as a port. Development of the Ruhr Areas coal deposits fueled further expansion of its iron and steel industry.North Rhine-Westphalia is the most industrialized and densely populated area in Germany. It is the industrial heart of the country, particularly within the triangle extending from Bonn in the south to Hamm in the northeast and Wesel in the northwest. Heavy industry is concentrated in a vast conurbation north of Dsseldorf known as the Ruhrgebiet (or Ruhr for short, after its main river)
Bill Barber, Mississauga Member Since September 2008 Artist Statement I'm a retired teacher and curator with a love of books and photography. I enjoy playing with images until they appear to my liking.
I live in Streetsville, Ontario, Canada, which is part of the the City of Mississauga located immediately west of Toronto on the north shore of Lake Ontario. I live with, Karen, my wife of 37 years and with my pug, Georgie. I have two daughters who have presented me with three grandchildren so far. There is one more grandchild due in July