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Barbara Dee Baumgarten, American artist. Recipient Project Renew Grant, American Association of University Women, 1985; nominee Woman of Achievement in the Arts, League of Friends and San Jose (California) Mercury News, 1987.


Baumgarten, Barbara Dee was born on December 3, 1955 in Santa Paula, California, United States. Daughter of Ralph Ramsey and Donnal Lee (Ekdall) Bennett.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, California Lutheran University, 1977. Master of Arts/Theology, Visual Art, Pacific School Religion, Berkeley, California, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate Theological Union Seminary, Berkeley, California, 1992.


Artists in oils, pen and ink, acrylic, fabric, California, since 1972;illustrator cards, books, California, since 1980;assistant decorator, Bourbonnais Interiors, Morgan Hill, California, 1983-1985;artist, theologian, California, since 1985. After school teacher art in field Ventura County School District Artist in theClassroom, 1992-1993.


  • Other Work

    • Artist: Quilt "World", 1987 (merit award), numerous paintings, quilts, drawings. One-man shows include Ventura County National Bank, Bade' Museum, Berkely, California, Blanchard Library., Santa Paula, California.

      Author: Visual Art as Theology, 1994. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member American Association of University Women (lecturer 1985-1987), Catholic Artists of 90's (4 juried shows 1987-1990), Christians in Visual Arts, Christian Artist Networking, Polanyi Society, American Academy Religion, North America Paul Tillich Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: hiking.


Married William Paul Baumgarten, June 22, 1977. Children: Jessica Hélène, Austin Lee, Bennett Charles.

Ralph Ramsey Bennett

Donnal Lee (Ekdall) Bennett

William Paul Baumgarten

Jessica Hélène Baumgarten

Austin Lee Baumgarten

Bennett Charles Baumgarten