Arthur Smith 'Trick Riding' Original From Circus Series Painting
A beautiful Arthur Smith 'Trick Riding' original from his infamous circus series. Demonstrated in this work is Smith's amazing use ...
moreA beautiful Arthur Smith 'Trick Riding' original from his infamous circus series. Demonstrated in this work is Smith's amazing use of color and illustration. I particularly love what he's done with such a unique and vast pastel color palette - it's amazing. Smith's expertise with color and perspective bring life to even the faceless man in this piece - one of the many reasons Smith's works remain highly collectable.
Smith studied at the University of Toledo, and may have taken classes at the Art Students League in New York. Smith also studied in Paris at the l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts; he received most of his art training at the Theodore Keane School of Art in Toledo, Ohio, where he was a child prodigy, becoming professional at about age 13. "
Smith taught at the Grand Central Art School and at the Pratt Institute. He lectured at the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens in 1954; Manila, 1955; Warsaw, 1958. He was one of the first artists sent to Russia under the Cultural Exchange Agreement in 1958.
At the age of 13, he began to exhibit his work in serious competitions. The following year he was employed as a sketch artist by the Scripps-Howard Newspapers to cover the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics - can you image? a 14-year-old boy! - and later he worked for the San Francisco Examiner sketching murder trials. The same year, Smith was accepted as the youngest member of the National Academy of Design."
He was a member of the National Academy of Design (1952, Council Member and Recording Secretary 1954-55); the Society of Illustrators; the American Watercolor Society (President 1956-57; Honorary President 1957-); the International Artists Association (Executive Committe, 1963-69, Vice President 1966-69; President US Committee 1970-); Audubon Artists; National Academy of Western Art; and the Philadelphia Watercolor Club. Smith exhibited widely, including at the American Watercolor Society (1942-44, 1946, 1956 (Grand Prize and Gold Medal); the Art Directors club (1943); the Society of Illustrators (1944, 1946 Solo); the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1943, 1966-67 "200 Years of Watercolor Painting in America"); Contemporary American Illustrators (1946); Ohio State Exhibition (1933); California Watercolor Society (1946); the Philadelphia Watercolor Club (1946); the Toledo Museum of Art (1943 Solo); the National Academy of Design (1949 Award, 1951 Award and Adolf and Clara Obrig Prize for Oil Painting); the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annuals in Philadelphia (1952, 1954); Contemporary Arts US in Los Angeles, California (1956); as well as 27 solo exhibitions in major cities in Europe, Asia, and the US. Smith's work is in major museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California; the Chrysler Corporation War Paintings Collection; the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; the National Academy of Design; the Detroit Historical Museum in Michigan; and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. In addition, his murals can be seen at Maryland House in Aberdeen, where he was commissioned for a mural of the history of the State of Maryland. less
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