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A Finding Aid to the Houghton Cranford Smith papers, 1890-1991

Houghton Cranford Smith papers, 1890-1991

Smith, Houghton Cranford, 1887-1983

Painter, Commercial artist

Collection Information

Size: 2.2 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Houghton Cranford Smith measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1890-1991. They consist of eight scrapbooks compiled by his widow containing correspondence with family and friends, biographical materials, sketches, school work, extensive clippings, exhibition catalogs, travel documents, and numerous photographs of family and friends.

Biographical/Historical Note

Houghton Cranford Smith (1887-1983) was a landscape painter from Provincetown, Mass., Taos, N.M., Paris, France, and Chile. Smith studied at the Art Students League, and in Provincetown, Mass., under Charles Hawthorne and E. Ambrose Webster. He studied in France 1913-1914, and traveled extensively throughout his life, sketching and painting the landscape. He taught drawing and painting at the University of Kansas from 1921-1925.

Provenance

Donated by Florence Cranford Smith Shepard, daughter of Houghton Cranford Smith, 1993-1994. Funding for the processing and microfilming of the collection was provided by the Laura Cranford Smith Art Trust.

Funding

Funding for the processing and microfilming of the collection was provided by the Laura Cranford Smith Art Trust.