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Barbara Lee Smith, American artist. Grantee, Northern Illinois University, 1977. Active Oak Park Community Design Commission, 1982—1987, Oak Park Design Review Commission, 1983—1987; Member of Council American Embroiderers (faculty 1973-1979, assistant editor 1972-1974), DuPage Textile Arts Guild (president 1974-1975), American Crafts Council (state representative 1974-1977).

Background

Smith, Barbara Lee was born on April 1, 1938 in Camden, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of John and Ruth McCandless (Cockroft) Pemberton.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Douglass College, 1959. Master of Fine Arts, Northern Illinois University, 1978.

Career

Freelance artist and teacher. Owner Barbara L. Smith Designs, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 1979—1983. President Smithworks, Inc., Forest Park, since 1983.

Juror Council American Embroiderers, 1984, Pittsburgh Embroiderers Guild, 1981.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Ariel Gallery, Naperville, Illinois, 1985, Kretzmann Gallery, River Forest, Illinois, 1983, Art in Fiber Gallery, Washington, 1982, Textile Arts Centre, Chicago, 1987.

Membership

Active Oak Park Community Design Commission, 1982—1987, Oak Park Design Review Commission, 1983—1987. Member of Council American Embroiderers (faculty 1973-1979, assistant editor 1972-1974), DuPage Textile Arts Guild (president 1974-1975), American Crafts Council (state representative 1974-1977).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, reading, skiing.

Connections

Married Frank Samuel Lanou, June 27, 1959 (divorced 1970). Children: Mark Allen, Lee Anne. Married John Melvin Smith, March 22, 1970.

father:
John Pemberton

mother:
Ruth McCandless (Cockroft) Pemberton

spouses:
Frank Samuel Lanou

John Melvin Smith

children:
Mark Allen Smith

Lee Anne Smith