One of Atlanta’s Leading Contemporary Fine Art Galleries Since 1987
Eric Barr’s association with the jewelry business goes back two generations. His grandfather and uncle started Barr Brothers Jewelers in 1935 in Norfolk, Virginia and by the mid-1960s the business had grown to 35 east coast stores. As a child, one of Eric’s favorite past times was following his “Grandpa Al” around the store. Eric’s father managed one the stores but later moved his family to Savannah to join his father-in-law; owner and operator of Lesser’s Men’s Quality Store. Eric helped in the store after school and a lifelong love of, and career in, retail began. After college, he moved to Atlanta and at the age of 21, was hired by Neiman Marcus’ renowned Precious Jewels Salon which began a twenty-seven year career with the company. Eric went into business as Eric S. Barr Inc. Estate and Precious Jewelry in 2008.
In 2013, as Eric was looking to relocate his company, he happened into TEW Galleries. He and Timothy struck up a discussion about the jewelry business and quickly realized that pooling their efforts and skills would potentially create a complementary business opportunity.
At TEW Galleries, Eric has greatly expanded the selection of fine estate, precious and contemporary pieces by introducing a broad selection of styles. Eric’s focus, besides the incomparable hands-on service that his clientele have come to expect, will be to constantly update and expand the collection.
Eric S. Barr and TEW Galleries provide a rare opportunity for an intimate and personalized shopping experience. Eric loves to source that ‘perfect piece’ while also offering advantageous pricing and custom design and repair services.
“I’m very proud to be carrying on the tradition started by my grandfather over 70 years ago. I know his clients were the most important aspect of his business and mine are for me as well.” - Eric Barr
Mark Ferguson is the business director for Eric S. Barr Jewelry. Born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina, he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Winthrop University. After college, he joined Carowinds Entertainment in Charlotte, N.C. as a marketing representative. Several years later, he moved to Atlanta to pursue a retail position at Neiman-Marcus. In 1988, he began a twenty five year career as a realtor for the in-town market of Atlanta. Mark joined Eric S. Barr, Inc. in March of 2013 when Eric began his partnership with TEW Galleries. His responsibilities include managing and overseeing finances, inventory and marketing as well as assisting Eric with the clients.