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 Irwin Elwood Smith  (1893 - 1978)

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Irwin E. Smith
watercolor
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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born Parsons, (or Labette City?), Feb. 14, 1893; Florida, died May 29, 1978. Painter, specialized in watercolor, landscapes and flower studies. Studied at Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and at Washburn College, Topeka. Studied with George Melville Stone, Carl Werntz, Frank R. Southard, and David H. Overmyer. Worked as a clerk in Topeka Post Office, 1925.
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AWARDS:
First prize, Topeka Fair, 1934; Sweepstakes prize, 1936, National Art Fair Exhibition, Wichita Art Museum, 1940.

COLLECTIONS:
Topeka Public Library; junior high school, Topeka; Stevenson School, Winfield; Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs; National Association of Retired Civil Employees, Wash., died C.

MEMBERSHIPS:
Topeka Printmakers; Prairie Water Color Painters; Topeka Art Guild.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Newlin, Gertrude Dix (Development of Art in Kansas. Typed Manuscript, 1951); Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936- v.1=1936-37 v.3= 1941-42 v.2=1938-39 v.4=1940-47. 1-4; Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Reinbach, Edna, comp. “Kansas Art and Artists”, in Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society. v. 17, 1928. p. 571-585.; Festival of Kansas Arts and Crafts. Catalog: Arts and Crafts of Kansas: an Exhibition held in Lawrence, Feb. 18-22, 1948 in the Community Building. Lawrence: World Co., 1948; WKDC (Kansas Artists, compiled by Woman’s Kansas Day Club. January 29, 1964. Typed Manuscript.); Dawdy 2: Dawdy, Doris Ostrander. Artists of the American West: A Biographical Dictionary. Volume 2. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1981.; Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936- v.1=1936-37 v.3= 1941-42 v.2=1938-39 v.4=1940-47. 1, 6, 7; Midwestern Artists’ Exhibition (Kansas City: Kansas City Art Institute, 1920-1942 Mines, Cynthia. For the Sake of Art: The Story of an Art Movement in Kansas. s.l. Mines, 1979.) 1926-27, 1930-31, 1933, 1939; Beach; Family Search. Version 2.5.0. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2002. www.FamilySearch.org accessed July 17, 2006; TPL.
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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