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Barbara Pipp (1927-2007)

Barbara Pipp was a career artist and teacher.  She was the mother of four and grBarbara Pipp 1940sandmother of 15.  Born Oct 27, 1927 in Angola, Indiana, she was educated at MacMurray College for Women in Illinois, Michigan State University, the University of Denver, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and the California State University of Los Angeles. She received her Masters Degree from the Claremont Graduate School and held a Special Secondary and Junior College Life Teaching Credential.

Barbara Pipp taught all levels from pre-school to senior citizens. She founded a children’s arts and crafts school in Chatsworth, California and taught in the Los Angeles City Schools, the Riverside and San Bernardino Adult Education programs, the Riverside Art Center and Museums, the California Extension Program.  She gave numerous lectures,  clinics, demonstrations, and served as a juror for art associations and schools.

Barbara Pipp exhibited extensively in solo, group, juried and invitational shows. Barbara Pipp had her work in private collections and institutions worldwide. Her work career in the 1970’s was in Sonoma, California. Work in the 30 years from 1977 to 2007 was primarily in her studio in Redlands, California.

Barbara met her first husband, James Pipp, a pilot and engineer at Michigan State Univebarbara june 10,2002rsity, and they were later married in Angola, Indiana.  James died in 1966 and she remarried Jerald Reames.

Her obituary: San Bernardino Sun:  BARBARA MYERS PIPP (REAMES) a 45-year resident of Redlands, died on October 23, 2007. Born in Angola, Indiana, she died four days shy of her 80th birthday. Barbara was a multimedia artist and a teacher to people of all ages. She received her M.A. from Claremont Graduate School and her B.A. from Cal State University of Los Angeles. She founded Creative Hands, a children’s arts and crafts school, and taught in the Los Angeles City Schools, the Rivers ide and the San Bernardino Adult Education Programs, the Riverside Art Center and Museum, and the University of California extension program. She exhibited her work widely in group,juried and invitational shows. Her drawings, paintings and collages are in private collections throughout the United States. She is survived by her sister, Mary Bruno, and by her four children, Sandra (and Cliff) Siegel, Tawny (and Roy) Wilson, Rand Pipp, and Kristi DeHoog, 15 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. In honor o f Barbara’s request, graveside services will be held for family members only. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Elephant Sanctuary at

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Barbara Pipp works of art

Barbara Pipp worked in many different media over her career.  They included pencil, oils, acrylic, encaustic, silverpoint, collage, and mixed media to name a few.  Here are some samples:

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