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Arthur E. Smith (1917-2012 ), The Life of Watercolorist Art Smith

Arthur E. Smith

(1917-2012 )
Born: Buffalo, New York, USA

Arthur E. Smith (1917-2012) was a painter working mostly with watercolors. Arthur graduated from Kenmore Senior High School and continued on to receive a B.S. Degree in art education from Buffalo State Teachers College in 1939, a Masters degree in Education from Cornell University in 1947, and a Doctorate in Education from Syracuse University in 1952. Arthur and his wife Ruth moved to Minnesota in 1949 where he joined the Art Department at the University of Minnesota. Arthur Directed the Tweed Museum of Art at UMD and retired in 1980. After his retirement he continued working with watercolors and being active in his community.


1917 Born in Buffalo, New York
1939 Bachelor of Science, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
1947 Master of Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
1951 Doctor of Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Selected Exhibitions

1980 Watercolors by A. E. Smith, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth

1994 Father & Daughter Watercolors, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, Minnesota

1998 Watercolors by Arthur E. Smith, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York, April 4-June 28, 1998 (brochure)

1981 Merit Award, Midwest Watercolor Society Exhibition

Selected Collections

Bremer Bank, Princeton, Minnesota

Burchfield Penney Art Center, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, New York

Princeton Library, Princeton, Minnesota

Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota

Howard Zemsky