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Vincent DaCosta Smith

 (1929 - 2004)
Vincent DaCosta Smith was active/lived in New York.  Vincent Smith is known for mod urban-ethnic imagery, etching.

Biography   Vincent DaCosta Smith


A Brooklyn native, Vincent Smith studied at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Skowhegan School of Painting, and later continued his education at age 50 at New York State University, Saratoga.  After a tumultuous period in his youth, Smith dropped out of school, and he spent a summer living out of a boxcar while working on the railroad.  Although Smith had seemingly turned down a dark path, it was then that his mind started to meander to artistic ideas.  Upon returning home, a friend invited him to go to a museum."Something told me when I walked into the museum that this was where I belonged."

His first artistic inspiration came from Jacob Lawrence. Smith stated "the thing that I noticed about Lawrence, more so than his c   ...  Displaying 750 of 2105 characters.

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