Student, University Oklahoma. Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Illinois, 1962. Postgraduate, Art Institute Chicago, 1963.
Postgraduate, Pratt Graphic Center, New York City, 1967. Postgraduate, University California, San Francisco, 1976.
With Brewster Finishing and Designing Corporation, New York City, 1962-1967, Children's Book Illustration, New York City, 1964-1969. Freelance textile designer, 1967-1974. President Barbara Beckmann Designs, Inc., San Francisco, since 1974.
With Fashion Institute Design and Merchandising, 1974-1981.
Member National Home Furnishing League (national officer and chapter board member 1977-1982), American Society Interior Designers, National Home Fashions League Educational Foundation (treasurer 1981-1982, board directors San Francisco chapter 1977-1982).
Married Jon Michael Beckmann, June 26, 1965.