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artist , educator

Barbara Martin Smith, American artist, educator. Certified teacher, Missouri. Recipient Graduate Fellowship Annual Graduate award Southern Illinois University, 1975; named Artist-in-Residence/ Artist in Schools Indiana Arts Commission/National Education Association, 1978-1979; named to Honors Seminar for Advancement Art Education, Rhode Island School Design, 1988, Member Art Education Delegation to Japan, 1992.


Smith, Barbara Martin was born on February 3, 1945 in St. Louis. Daughter of Charles Landon and Mary Louise (Nolker) Martin.


Bachelor, Lawrence University, 1967. Master of Fine Arts, Southern Illinois University, 1975. Master of Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, 2002.


Art instructor, Horton Watkins High School, Ladue, Missouri, 1968-1976;leader, Experiment in International Living, Brattleboro, Vermont, 1974;art teacher, Michigan City (Indiana) Center for the Arts, 1979-1980;art teacher, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1981-1983;art instructor, Villa Duchesne, St. Louis, since 1986. Education director Dunes Art Foundation, Michigan City, 1979. Co-chairman International Wives Group, Cleveland Council on World Affairs, 1982-1984.

Board directors WebsterGroves (Missouri) School Foundation, 1992.


  • Certified teacher, Missouri.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in shows at Art Institute Chicago, 1979, Southern Illinois University Alumnae Exhibit, 1982, Focus Fiber, Cleveland Museum Art, 1982, Nova, Wearable Art, Kuban Gallery, Cleveland, 1983, Drawings & Prints, St. Louis Artist's Guild, 1986.


Vestry Church St. Michael and St. George, since 2003. Trustee St. Michael School. Board directors Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, Webster History Society, Missouri.

Member of International Society Education through Art, National Art Education Association, St. Louis Watercolor Society (president), St. Louis Art Museum (docent), Lawrence University Alumni (board directors, development committee).


Married Timothy Van Gorder Smith, November 27, 1976. Children: Brian Eliot, Marjorie Van Gorder.

Charles Landon Martin

Mary Louise (Nolker) Martin

Timothy Van Gorder Smith

Brian Eliot Smith

Marjorie Van Gorder Smith