Barbara Dunham


Barbara Tumarkin Dunham is a graphic artist, lyricist and playwright. She is also a prize-winning print-maker, her work is represented in the high point museum, the university of Pennsylvania, the free library of Philadelphia, Temple University and private collections in this country and abroad.

When she is not running trains, building models, planting “trees”, or creating  “story scenes” on Dunham studios renowned train layouts, she manages the business affairs of Dunham studios while creating stories for children and writing poetry.

She has written feature stories for  the “Philadelphia Inquirer,” a Knight-Ridder newspaper, and a series of projects for children for the Knight-Ridder syndicate, a series of “At home with… “  interviews for “Woman’s World Magazine” and a variety of articles on such topics as divorce, domestic violence and dealing with chronic diseases for ”McCall’s magazine”.

She has written the book and lyrics for a musical theater work entitled “Growing Up Woman,” a performance piece based on her poems, which was performed regionally in this country as well as in Germany.

In addition, she has written a collection of poems called “Fragments of Me” and some dozen stories for small children.  She has just finished working on a book for young readers about a Jewish boy peddler in the Adirondacks in 1905, a project made possible by an Individual Artist Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.