Hughie Lee-Smith papers, circa 1890-2007, bulk 1931-1999

Lee-Smith, Hughie, b. 1915 d. 1999
Painter, Educator
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 33.3 linear feet
1 rolled doc

Collection Summary: The papers of painter and educator Hughie Lee-Smith measure 33.3 linear feet and date from circa 1890 to 2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1931 to 1999. The collection documents Lee-Smith's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings by Lee-Smith and others, personal business records, exhibition files, organization records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, a small amount of artwork, numerous interviews, and recordings for a documentary film on Lee-Smith. Also found are the papers of artist Rex Goreleigh, a friend of Lee-Smith.

Biographical/Historical Note: Hughie Lee-Smith (1915-1999) was a painter and educator in Illinois, Michigan, and New York.

A small amount of material was donated 1969-1981 by Hughie Lee-Smith. Additional papers were donated in 2011 by Patricia Lee-Smith, widow of Hughie Lee-Smith.

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Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Hughie Lee-Smith conducted by Carroll Greene in 1968.