(1915 - 1999)
Hughie Lee-Smith was active/lived in Ohio, New Jersey, Florida, New Mexico. Hughie Lee Smith is known for figure in desolate landscape painting, surrealism, teaching.
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Biography Hughie Lee-Smith
Art historians have used various words to describe Hughie Lee-Smith’s art: mystical, metaphysical, romantic realism, surrealist. Placing him in a specific category is challenging, but it is clear that his painting is consistently distinctive.
A native of Eustis, Florida, Lee-Smith lived alternately with both his mother and grandmother as a young child, first in Atlanta and then in Cleveland, Ohio. These years were somewhat solitary, and he turned to drawing and copying reproductions of old masters. When his mother recognized this interest, she enrolled her ten-year-old son in Saturday classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Two years later, he transferred to the Cleveland School of Art (after 1949 known as the Cleveland Insti
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