Barbara Van Cleve

1995 Cowgirl Honoree – Montana

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Barbara’s photographs of the ranching West realistically portray ranch life in the modern West. Raised on the family’s Montana ranch, she learned ranch life as a participant, with photography as an avocation. Barbara taught English Literature and Photography at DePaul University in Chicago, becoming the youngest Dean of Women in the U.S. She retired from teaching to pursue photography full time and has since gained international acclaim.