"They say that these are not the best of times, but they're the only times I've ever known...” Billy Joel


1972 President Student Body, SMU-in-Spain, Madrid, studied at the Prado Museum

1973 Vice President Student Activities Directorate, Resident Advisor

1974 Graduated Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX with Bachelor of Fine Arts

1975 Graduated with Highest Honors from SMU with Masters of Fine Arts


Born on the 4th of July, 1952 in Jefferson City, Missouri

3 daughters – Sarah (NYC), Karen (Dallas) and Catherine (L.A.)

Catherine, Karen and Sarah

"Sarah In Wonderland"  oil on canvas, 48" x 36"

Teaching Experience

1976-1979 taught art at Walden Preparatory School, Dallas, Texas

Photos of Wally from Walden yearbook 1979

Sam Brown (former student at Walden) / Painter, Photographer

1979-1991 Head of the Fine Arts Dept., Trinity Christian Academy - Addison, taught art and coached volleyball; Texas Association of Private & Parochial Schools Art Teacher of the Year for 13 years; Joseph P. Klingenstein (Columbia University, New York) Outstanding Private School Teacher of the Year

Faculty Art Show: GeorgeAnn Shafer Winston (former student) and Wally, 1987

GeorgeAnn Winston (former student) / 
Painter, Photographer

Logan Stollenwerck (former student) / Sculptor

Matthew Akers (former student) / 
Filmmaker, Photographer

1988-1989 Head of Visual Arts, The Stony Brook School, New York; taught art, photography, ceramics and coached soccer

Jason Benjamin (former student at Stony Brook) / Painter

1991-1976 taught art at Ursuline Academy, Dallas, Texas

Gina Dunn (former student at Ursuline) / Painter

1991-2000 taught art at Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas

1996-1998 taught art at Arts Magnet (Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts), Dallas, Texas

1998-2000 founding teacher of Walt Whitman Community School, Dallas, Texas

Walt Whitman newspaper highlighting visit by Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova

2000-2004 free lance artist (including PepsiCo, Susan Crane Design, Victoria Secret, Neiman-Marcus) and Building Design & Construction, Dallas and Denison Texas

Photo of Wally in front of one of the murals commissioned by PepsiCo displayed at Love Field, Dallas, 2003

2005-present owner of MINDSCAPES Art Gallery and NatureWorks Studio, Jefferson City, Missouri. New work at MINDSCAPES The Art of Wally Linebarger

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