Smith, Arthur Hall,
Painter, Muralist, Educator
Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)
Collection Summary: 29 letters, (one illustrated), 6 postcards, and a telegram, 1956-1966, to Smith from Mark Tobey, written from Victoria, British Columbia, New York City, Paris, Seattle, Vienna, Lugano and Basel, Switzerland. Five of the letters include messages from Otto Seligman. Smith's typescripts of the letters with notes; a retrospective exhibition catalog of Tobey's works held at St. Albans School, Washington, D.C., 1959, with an introduction by Smith; and a photograph by John Palmer, a Seattle photographer, are also included.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, educator; Washington, D.C. Smith received a Fullbright fellowship to study in Paris in 1951. He studied at Atelier 17, Paris, with S.W. Hayter in 1952. He entered graduate school at the University of Washington in 1955, and studied with Mark Tobey, 1955-1957.
Donated 1984 by Arthur Hall Smith.
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