Carl J Smalley
(early 20th century)
Carl J Smalley was active/lived in Kansas. Carl Smalley is known for graphic art.
Biography Carl J Smalley
An art dealer. Carl Smalley was owner of Smalley's, a shop that opened in his father's feed store in McPherson, Kansas and eventually also had a location in Kansas City at 1122 Grand Avenue.
Smalley's organized art exhibitions that were circulated throughout the region. It had "a large stock on hand of contemporary American paintings, of several hundred etchings, woodcuts and lithographs, a good general book stock, Rookwood Pottery, Van Briggle Pottery, beautiful things from China, fine stationery, objects of art, greeting cards, favors, and other things of interest."
For several years, the store published Smalley's Art Bulletin, providing information on exhibitions and stock for sale.
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Sandzén, Margaret. “John the Baptist of Art”, Kansas Magazine (1939); Mines, Cynthia. For the Sake of Art: The Story of an Art Movement in Kansas (1979)
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.
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