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Merilyn Roberta Smith, American art educator. Member Winnebago History Society, Oshkosh, since 1987.


Smith, Merilyn Roberta was born on July 24, 1933 in Tolley, North Dakota, United States. Daughter of Robert Coleman and Mathilda Marie (Staael) Smith.


Bachelor, Concordia College, Minnesota, 1953. Master of Arts, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1956. Master of Fine Arts, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1966.


Teacher, Badger (Minnesota) High School, 1954;instructor in art, Valley City (North Dakota) State Teachers College, 1957, 58;instructor in art, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1967;assistant professor art, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1969;associate professor, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1977-1991;professor, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1991-1993;professor emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, since 1993;represented by, Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago. Counselor Lutheran Student Center, U. Iowa, 1959-1965, research assistant in printmaking, 1960-1965. Owner, director James House Gallery, Oshkosh, 1972-1977.

Director Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1975.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows at Northwest Printmakers International, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, 1964, Ultimate Concerns 6th National Exhibition, Athens, Ohio, 1965, 55th National Exhibition, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1974, 11th An. Southern Tier Arts and Crafts, Corning, New York, 1974, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 1974, Appalachian National Drawing Competition, Boone, North Carolina, 1975, Rutgers National Drawing Exhibition, Camden, New Jersey, 1975, 8th and 9th Biennial National Art Exhibit, Valley City, North Dakota, 1973, 75, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, 1988, National Art Show, Redding, California, 1989, International Printmaker, Buffalo, 1990, Westmoreland National Juried Competition, Youngwood, Pennsylvania, 1990, Ariel Gallery, Soho, New York, 1990, Grand Prix de Paris International, Chapelle De La Sorbonne, Paris, 1990, National Juried Exhibition, Rockford, Illinois, 1991, National Invitational Exhibition, Buffalo, 1991, East Coast Artists National Invitational Art Exhibition, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 1991, Ariel Gallery, Soho, New York, 1991, New York Art Expo, 1991, Milwaukee Art for Acuired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Auction, 1991, 92, 94, Oshkosh 150, 2003, Three Perspectives Gallery, Plymouth, Wisconsin, 2004.


Member Winnebago History Society, Oshkosh, since 1987.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: gardening.


Robert Coleman Smith

Mathilda Marie (Staael) Smith