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

Lee-Smith, Hughie, 1915-1999

Painter, Educator

Collection Information

Size: 33.7 linear feet

1 rolled doc

Summary: The papers of painter and educator Hughie Lee-Smith measure 33.7 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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