Barbara Frets (b.1929)


Barbara Frets (Simmons) b.1929. Lexington & 58th, 1985. Acrylic on canvas, measures 46 x 66 inches; 47 x 67 inches framed. Signed, titled and dated en verso.

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Barbara Frets (Simmons) is both a painter and sculptor. Though her subject matter is varied, her interest is mainly in figures – their expressions, attitudes, and gestures. She also enjoys painting florals. Barbara is a Realist who ”suggests” detail while editing the unnecessary. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Art degrees from the University of Missouri. She has been honored with numerous awards including the Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award, a Kansas City Municipal Art Grant and a first place award in the American Artist Magazine National Art Competition. Her work has been featured in Southwest Art, American Artist and Kansas: A Kansas Collection.