Teruko ‘Terry’ Kobayashi was an art historian who wrote about Canadian folk arts. Born in British Columbia, she received her BA from the University of Toronto in 1966, and also attended the Ontario College of Education. She co-authored two books on folk art and furniture, published a number of articles in the 1970s and 1980s, and received the Dr. J.S.B. Robinson Travelling Fellowship Award in 1987, and an Ontario Educational Research Grant in 1974. She also served as head of the art department at Eastwood Collegiate Institute, and was a fine artist herself who was active in the local arts community. She was a member of the K-W (Kitchener-Waterloo) Society of Artists, and many of her publications were focused on art and artists in Ontario and the Kitchener-Waterloo area, where she lived. She was also an accomplished musician and a long-standing member of the K-W Philharmonic Choir.