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Carl J Smith

 (born 1928)
Carl J. Smith is active/lives in Texas.  Carl Smith is known for landscape, western genre.

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Carl J. Smith


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The following is from Jack W Rogers:

When Carl J Smith was becoming known in the Texas Panhandle in the 1950s, I bought about eight of his paintings through an Amarillo promoter named John L McCarty. McCarty claimed that Smith was so shy that he would not talk with anybody except McCarty, so I never had the privilege of meeting him in person.

McCarty told me he was buying all of Smith's output at the time for about $3 (sic!) per panel, and he sold the larger (about 24x28) Masonite panels to me for $125, and I think the smaller ones went for $75. My first painting (and I wish I still had it) was completely monochromatic in orange, and featured a mounted cowboy viewing his range.

I believe a Hereford, Texas attorney, James W Witherspoon, also collected several of Smith's early works. I eventually sold all of mine in about 1976 to a CPA in Hereford TX named Stanley Schaeffer.


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About  Carl J. Smith

Born:  1928
Known for:  landscape, western genre