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Barbara Tisserat
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Condolence From: Tim Pearson
Condolence: This was devastating news! Barbara was simply the best! During My time at VCU as her student and T.A. and after as her friend, I loved every moment I spent with her. I don't want to make too much of a fuss ( because I know she wouldn't like it) but she will always remain a very special person to me. Much Much too soon! Love to everyone who loved her!
Tuesday October 17, 2017
Condolence From: JC Gilmore-Bryan
Condolence: I am deeply saddened by the passing of dear Barbara. A wonderful artist,professor and friend. The world has lost one of the most precious persons who will never be forgotten.
Friday October 13, 2017
Condolence From: Steven L Jones
Condolence: Barbara was one of the finest people I’ve known — a model of well-honed intellect, grace, generosity and compassion. She was an artist of refinement and subtlety and an empathic, nurturing teacher who helped countless artists find their voices, not approximations of hers. During my years in Richmond she unfailingly attended every art event in the city. I will always remember her wise eyes and bright smile when she approached a work — especially something modest in scale and subtle in effect — and lifted the glasses that hung from her neck for a closer, more conscientious look.

She was a private person — not shy, but private. In an art world too often defined by the loudest, most aggressive voice in the room she was a center of calm. While capable and confident she was repelled by the brash cavalcade of egos she felt devalued art and life. She looked forward to retirement in Colorado not because she could advance her professional standing, but make more work — in peace and quiet, unsurrounded by student need (which stifled her productivity but never her generosity).

Her private nature meant that many of us who loved her only learned she was seriously ill when we discovered she had died. I spent much of that day scouring the Internet for two things: an obituary and a photo of her. Eventually I found both. While they provided slim factual details they did little to lessen the blow of her too early death. With her passing I lost a friend, a mentor, and much anticipated future reunions. All warm thoughts to her family and friends.

Rest in peace.
Thursday October 12, 2017
Condolence From: Kevin Toms
Condolence: My time with Barbara was way too short, but it was enough for me to learn why this is such a great loss: Barbara's magnetic personality was the kind that make for great friendships.
Sunday October 08, 2017
Condolence From: Randy Toy
Condolence: I'm profoundly saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend Barbara. She was a unique, rare gem. A profoundly dedicated artist, professor, and friend that was always incredibly generous with her time, energy, and expertise. We met at a pivotal time in my life and grew to have a special relationship that I have cherished for twenty-five years. She was a great friend, and an influential mentor who will forever be in my thoughts.

Saturday October 07, 2017
Condolence From: Beth Jasper
Condolence: I am so very sad to learn of Barbara's passing and my thoughts are with her family, as well as with the many, many lives she touched and enriched. She was always so giving with her art, instruction, as an advisor, and always a positive voice in every art student and fellow artists' corner. The world has truly lost one of it's brightest lights.
Saturday October 07, 2017
Condolence From: Freddie J Trebby
Condolence: THIS ABSOLUTELY BREAKS MY HEART... Barbara Tisserat was a whole section of the very spine of the Painting/Printmaking Dept. at Virginia Commonwealth University. She FOUNDED the Printmaking Dept. and was one of the finest instructor I have ever had the honor to study under. She taught me about stone lithograph, mono-prints, photo-printing types and so many other intricate disciplines I so loved. She created a major studio environment and gave birth to the very FIRST room of this art form at this University. Barbara was in a CLASS all her own and a really, really wonderful human being.
Mrs. Freddie J. Trebby, VCU 2012, NYAA 2014
Thursday October 05, 2017

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