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Arthur Hall Smith papers, 1947-2009

Smith, Arthur Hall, 1929-2013

Muralist, Painter, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 0.6 Linear feet

Summary: Biographical information, correspondence, photographs and printed material relating to artist Arthur Hall Smith.
Biographical information includes a biography, chronology and list of works of art. Letters are to Smith from Mark Tobey (with messages from Otto Seligmann) and others, some with tyepscripts and notes by Smith. Photographs are of Smith and his works of art and a photograph by John Palmer, a Seattle photographer. Printed material includes newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogs, including a retrospective exhibition catalog of Tobey's works held at St. Albans School, Washington, D.C., 1959, with an introduction by Smith, and other printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Arthur Hall Smith (1929- 2013) was a painter and educator in 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 and in 2013 by educator and art historian Barbara Stephanic, who studied and collected works by Hall.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3590 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Arthur Hall Smith papers, 1947-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.