Artist Biography

Howard E. SMITH
1885 - 1970

Howard Everett Smith, a painter, illustrator, and etcher, was born in West Windham, New Hampshire on April 27, 1885. He studied at the Boston Museum School under Edmund Tarbell, Art Students League in New York City, and with Howard Pyle. His illustrations were in Harper's and Scribner's from 1905-13. For several years he taught art at the Rhode Island School of Design and was the founder of the Rockport (Massachusetts) Art Ass'n. In 1935 he settled in Carmel, California where he remained until his death on October 9, 1970. An Impressionist, Smith's work includes contemplative figures in quiet interiors, landscapes, formal portraits, and paintings of famous horses. Member: National Academy of Design; Guild of Boston Artists; Bohemian Club; Carmel Art Ass’n. Exhibited: Philadelphia, 1904 (prize); Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915 (medal); National Academy of Design, 1917 (prize); California State Fair, 1942; Biltmore Salon (Los Angeles), 1943; Sanity in Art, California Palace of Legion of Honor, 1945; Fresno Museum, 1977. Works held: Crocker Museum (Sacramento); Bank of America (San Francisco); Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; United States Treasury Department; Brown University; University of Nebraska; North Adams (Massachusetts) Public Library; West Point Military Academy; Grace Cathedral (San Francisco); State House (Sacramento); DeCordova Museum (Lincoln, Massachusetts).

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