Photographic materials are of Smith, his family, his wife Donna, and his sons and stepsons. Found are photographs of Smith's artwork from different periods in his career, of exhibition installations and receptions, and of Smith's studios. Photographs of others include Robert and Mary Fuller McChesney, Kathryn Swanson, and Elmer Bischoff's wife and son. Also found are photographs of Smith teaching at a Summer Art School in Sonoma County, California in 1955, and at the College of Notre Dame in Belmont, California in 1988. Reproductions of artwork by others include David Park, Henri Lenoir, Cornelius Sampson, and Smith's stepson, Mark Harrington.
Materials are arranged by subject.
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Hassel Smith papers, circa 1900-2004, bulk 1930-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Getty Foundation and funding for digitization was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.