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 Hughie Lee-Smith  (1915 - 1999)

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Lived/Active: Ohio/New Jersey/Florida/New Mexico / Mexico      Known for: figure in desolate landscape painting, surrealism, teaching

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BIOGRAPHY for Hughie Lee-Smith
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Birth
1915 (Eustis, Florida)
 
Death
1999 (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Lived/Active
Ohio/New Jersey/Florida/New Mexico / Mexico


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figure in desolate landscape painting, surrealism, teaching

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Hughie Lee-Smith was born in 1911 in Eustis, Florida. He moved with his mother to Cleveland, Ohio when he was ten years old. His work of the 1930s was characterized by a gently expressionistic social realism reminiscent of Ben Shahn. In 1937 he won a scholarship to the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts. In 1947 after studying at the Cleveland Institute of the Arts, working under the Works Progress Administration, teaching college art courses and serving as an artist for the United States Navy, (showing 500 of 4529 characters).



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