(Born 1946, Wiyot and Yurok tribal affiliation) Bartow is a painter, a sculptor and a printmaker. A graduate of Western Oregon University, Bartow earned a degree in secondary art education. This artist also is a musician and a singer with his own folk-rock band, playing the guitar and bongos.
Honored with a traveling mid-career retrospective and monograph My Eye, it was organized by the Hallie Ford Museum 2003 - 2004. Bartow was given a solo exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian in 2003. The Eijteljorg Museum awarded him a Fellowship for Native American Fine Art in 2001.
Bartow's work is included in the permanent collections of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Arts in Indianapolis, Indian; the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC; the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon; the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ; the De Saisset Museum and the Portland Art Museum.
His paintings are characterized as expressionistic, often dealing with human and animal forms.