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Hughie Lee-Smith

 (1915 - 1999)
Hughie Lee-Smith was active/lived in Ohio, New Jersey, Florida, New Mexico.  Hughie LeeSmith is known for figure in desolate landscape painting, surrealism, teaching.

Hughie Lee-Smith

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, he found himself working in a Ford foundry.

It was not long before he began to paint in a more energetically primitivist style. By 1950 this approach had evolved into a sophisticated kind of magic realism bordering on the surreal. He was an e  ...  Displaying 750 of 4511 characters.

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About  Hughie Lee-Smith

Born:  1915 - Eustis, Florida
Died:   1999 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Known for:  figure in desolate landscape painting, surrealism, teaching