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Oral history interview with Art Smith, 1971 August 24-31

Interviewee:
Smith, Art, 1917-1982
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Subject:
LaBelles, Paul
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 27 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 16 min.
Summary:
An interview of Art Smith conducted 1971 August 24-31, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Smith speaks of his background and education; teaching crafts to children; starting his own jewelry shop; his designs; materials and techniques; his use of stones; exhibitions of his work. He recalls Paul LaBelles.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Art Smith, 1971 August 24-31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art Smith (1917-1982) was a jewelry designer from New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American artists
Decorative arts
Designers
Interviews
Jewelers
Jewelry making
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11454
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212422
AAA_collcode_smith71
Theme:
African American
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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