Anne Smith Stephan received her BA in Fine Arts and Philosophy at Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois. She has studied at the Contemporary Art Workshop, the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the Evanston Art Center. Her work has been exhibited at Woman Made Gallery, Chicago; the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago; Noyes Street Cafe, Evanston; Gallery Mornea, Evanston; and the Evanston Art Center. For several years she was represented by AnamArt Gallery in Naperville. She recently had a solo exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center and was in group exhibitions at the Oak Park Art Center, Koehline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, and at Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. Smith Stephan was formerly on the faculty of the Evanston Art Center teaching oil painting and is a founding member of the Wilmette Arts Guild. Her work is in many private collections around the country.