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Smith, Houghton Cranford, 1887-1983  Search this
Lhote, André  Search this
Ozenfant, Amédée  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Homer  Search this
Smith, Laura Gilbert Williams  Search this
Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose)  Search this
University of Kansas  Search this
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Académie Julian  Search this
Butler Institute of American Art  Search this
Cape Cod School of Art  Search this
Passedoit Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pratt Institute. Art School  Search this
Chile -- description and travel
Paris (France) -- description and travel
Provincetown (Mass.) -- description and travel
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.2 Linear feet
As requested by the donor, the original arrangement has been maintained, but the collection has been rehoused for preservation purposes. The collection is arranged as 4 series. Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1890-1991 (Boxes 1-2; 1.5 linear feet) Series 2: Writings, 1963-1991 (Box 2; 2 folders) Series 3: Printed Material, 1916-1991 (Box 2, OV 4; 6 folders) Series 4: Miscellany, circa 1920s-1977 (Box 2, OV 3; 7 folders)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The papers of painter Houghton Cranford Smith measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1890-1991. They consist of eight scrapbooks compiled by his widow containing correspondence with family and friends, biographical materials, sketches, school work, extensive clippings, exhibition catalogs, travel documents and numerous photographs of family and friends.
Houghton Cranford Smith papers, 1890-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels 5029-5030 at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Funding for a portion of the processing was provided by the Laura Cranford Smith Art Trust.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Biography Note:
Painter Houghton Cranford Smith (1887-1983) traveled extensively and painted throughout his life. He lived and studied art in France, South America, New York City and Provincetown. He had three children, Houghton Jr., Gerrit and Florence with his first wife, Elena Peralta. He held the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas department of Drawing and Painting from 1921-1925.
Language Note:
English .
Florence Cranford Smith Shepard donated her father's papers in 1993-1994.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Record number:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art