Kay Smith is active/lives in Illinois. Kay Smith is known for historical painting.
An illustrator and painter of American Historical sites, she studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1971 she was asked to illustrate a book on the American Revolutionary War period as part of a collection of books about the American Bicentennial. The assignment required her to travel to historic locations to paint the actual scenes. She developed a fascination with her subject matter and in the ca. 40 years since this first assignment, her portfolio has grown into the largest collection of American historical-site paintings ever created by a single artist. Called the American Legacy Collection, it is a panorama of historical places and the defining moments of 500 years of American history. ... Displaying 750 of 1109 characters.