BARBASH, Shepard. American, b. 1957. Genres: Art/Art history. Career: Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA, correspondent for music and film reviews, 1981-82; Associated Press, NYC, statistical worker-newsperson, 1982-83; Hudson Dispatch, Union City, NJ, court and county politics reporter, 1983-84; Advocate, Stamford, CT, business reporter and real estate columnist; Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX, bureau chief for Mexico and Central America, 1987-88. Stringer, freelance writer for Barron's, AP-Dow Jones, Newsday, American Banker, Euromoney's Latin Finance magazine, 1986-89; stringer for the New York Times, covering real estate, 1992-. Publications: Oaxacan Woodcarving: The Magic in the Trees, 1993. Address: 1732 Meadowdale Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306, U.S.A.