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 Paul Roland Smith  (1916 - 2003)

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Lived/Active: Minnesota/Kansas      Known for: Painter, educator

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Paul Roland Smith was born September 12, 1916 in Colony, Kansas.  He earned a BS from Kansas State College in Pittsburg graduating in 1939 and, after World War II, earned a MFA from the Univ. of Iowa.  Pupil  of James Lechay, Mauricio Lasansky, Stuart Edie, and Byron Burford. Taught in Colorado Springs, CO, Fort Scott, and Hays before moving to Cedar Falls, IA where he taught at the Univ. of Northern Iowa from 1950-64.  In 1965 he became chairman of the art department at Hamline Univ. in St. Paul, MN where he remained until retiring in 1975.
Moved to Pequot Lakes, MN in 2002.  He died on March 31, 2003 in Brainerd, Minnesota

Member: Artists Equity Assoc.

Exhibitions: 23rd McPherson Exhibition, 1933; Des Moines Art Center, 1950-60; Sioux City Art Center, 1955-60; Ball State College, 1956, 1957; Nelson Gallery of Art, 1955, 1956; Joslyn
Museum of Art, 1957, 1958; Univ. of Iowa, 1958; Luther College 1962, 1963, 1964,
1965, 1971-72.

Collections: Des Moines Art Center; Sioux Center Art Center; Wright Museum; Iowa State Univ.; Kansas State Univ.; Mulvane Museum of Art; Walker Art Center.
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936-1962, 1970, 1976;, accessed Jan. 19, 2008;, accessed Jan. 19, 2008; Waterloo Courier (Apr. 3, 2003).
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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