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Susan Elizabeth Smith Birdwell Edit Profile

artist

Susan Elizabeth Smith Birdwell, American artist. Named Miss Tennessee Young Republican, Young Representatives, 1969.

Background

Birdwell, Susan Elizabeth Smith was born on January 27, 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Mark Black and Mildred Elizabeth (Tinsley) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts Painting, Memphis State University, 1971.

Career

Counselor Tennessee Department Human Services, Memphis, 1971—1974, Nashville, 1980—1981. Interviewer Tennessee Department Employment Security, 1981—1985. Portrait artist, since 1980.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Works represented in private collections throughout United States. Cover designer Letters for All Seasons, 1991.

Membership

President Republican Career Women, Memphis, 1976. Member executive committee Shelby County Republican Committee, Memphis, 1978-1980, member steering committee, 1977-1980. Youth counselor Belmont United Methodist Church, Nashville, since 1985.

Member Horticultural Society Davidson County, Portrait Society of America, Cecilia Beaux Forum, Fine Arts Blount, Townsend Business Association, Townsend Artisan Guild, Alpha Phi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Fly fishing, writing, gourmet cooking, interior decorating, travel.

Connections

Married William DeWitt Whitten, February 14, 1970 (deceased December 1990). 1 child, Christopher Mark. Married Tony Lee Birdwell, May 17, 2003.

father:
Mark Black Smith

mother:
Mildred Elizabeth (Tinsley) Smith

spouses:
William DeWitt Whitten

Tony Lee Birdwell

child:
Christopher Mark Birdwell