Master Victor Barriere was born in San Salvador May 28, 1941. When he was 3 years old (1944) he traveled with his family to Los Angeles California where he lived much of his childhood and adolescence. From a young age he was interested in plastic arts and began to experiment painting with various materials. In addition he started drawing.
With the help from his parents he began to study chemistry at the University of El Salvador, but he realized that his vocation was painting, so against his parents will, he abandoned chemistry studies to devote himself fully to the plastic arts. He enrolled himself at the University of San Diego, California. In 1964 he returned to El Salvador and took free classes at the School of Fine Arts. In this year he participated in the ESSO contest in which he is chosen as one of the five best young artists in the country, from then on he began to exhibit his work in different individual and collective exhibitions. Barriere has always been characterized by his abstract work, he has successfully combined his trade as a painter with his teaching career in the English language. The painter is a confessed devotee of archeology and together with the New York painter Alice Baber, exhibits his work in the national exhibition hall, collection coordinated by the embassy of the United States of America, and the ministry of education of El Salvador. Most of his work belongs to private collectors as well as financial institutions.