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artist , educator

Barbara Johanna Zavada, German artist, educator. Certified Traphagen School Fashions, New York City, 1960. Recipient 1st prize, New York City Fashion Competition, 1960, Faber Birren Color award, Stamford, 1981.


Zavada, Barbara Johanna was born on June 20, 1938 in Jena, Thueringia, Germany. Arrived in the United States, 1953. Daughter of Paul Egon Weber and Johanna-Helene Kuehlich.


Certified, Traphagen School Fashions, New York City, 1960;studied with, Karl Bobeck, Berlin, 1962;Association, Rochester (New York) Institute Technology, 1966;postgraduate, Art Students League, New York City, 1970.


Painter, Europe and United States of America, since 1960;fashion designer, H & U Schmidt, Berlin, 1961-1962;fashion designer, Dave Goldberg, New York City, 1967-1971;graphic designer, Zavada Associations, Stamford, Connecticut, 1974-1990;now lecturer on abstract expressionism.


  • Certified Traphagen School Fashions, New York City, 1960.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Museum Art, Science and Industry, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1974, Bruce Museum, Connecticut, 1976, Connecticut Women's Bank, 1985, Stamford Landmark Tower Rotunda, Connecticut, 1985, Southern Connecticut State University, 1990, John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum, Page, Arizona, 1996, Edge of Cedars Museum, Blanding, Utah, 1996, 1999, Western Colorado Arts Center, Grand Junction, 1998, Zavada Fine Art Studio-Gallery Arroyo, Seco, New Mexico, 1998—2005, Iron Mission State Park, Utah, 2000, Beaver St. Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona, 2005, Represented in permanent collections Concordia History Society, St. Louis, pmwgallery. Com, artprice. Com, Saint-Romain-au-Mont-d'Or, France.


Search and rescue pilot Civil Air Patrol, Rochester, New York, 1964—1968, Staten Island, 1969—1970. Vice president German Language School, Westport, Connecticut, 1981—1983. Graphics, scholarship fund Greenwich Academy, 1985—1990.

Member of Civil Air Patrol, National Museum Women In Arts, National Women's History Museum.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, winemaking, hiking, golf.


Married Gerhard Manfred Grote, March 6, 1971 (divorced January 1975). 1 child, Erika Barbara.

Paul Egon Weber

Johanna Helene (Kuehlich) Weber

Gerhard Manfred Grote

Erika Barbara Zavada