Bradley N. Loudenback, 62, died April 3, 2018 in St. Louis. Brad was a professor of art and director of the drawing and illustration programs in the Department of Art, Design and Art History at Webster University. He is survived by his wife, Gwyneth Williams, professor of political science at Webster University; stepdaughter, Brynn Davis; mother, Ladyann Loudenback; sisters Laura Mutz (Greg) and Rebecca Loudenback; and nephews Andrew Minger and Geoff Minger.
Brad was a devoted and popular teacher at Webster's home campus in St. Louis and had also taught at the University's campus in Vienna. He taught a range of courses in drawing, painting and art history. As an artist, Brad worked in oil painting, figurative drawing, and collage. His work, exhibited in solo and group shows across the United States, engaged contemporary culture and its intersection with the history of art. His paintings and drawings were exhibited nationally and featured in an edition of New American Paintings. He graduated from DePauw University with a double major in European History and Studio Art. Brad received his M.A. in Intellectual History from the University of Chicago and an M.F.A. in painting from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
Brad grew up in Indiana and was beloved by family in both St. Louis and Bloomington. He always looked forward to holidays spent at home, at his sister's house, or with in-laws and reveled in long conversations and laughter shared with loved ones. Family members knew him as a generous and kind man with an easy sense of humor and a keen intellect. He spent hours playing soccer with his stepdaughter and basketball with his nephews. Brad and his wife were avid travelers who shared a love of history, dancing, and old movies. Also, he was an active and devoted member of Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis City.
A visitation will be held on Friday, April 13, 3-7 p.m. at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, Missouri, 63122. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Kirkwood, 100 East Adams Ave., Kirkwood, Missouri, 63122. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri, 63103.