Silver Earpendants, Art Smith | Sale Number 2641B, Lot Number 114 | Skinner Auctioneers
Art Smith.Sterling silver. One of the leading modernist jewelers of the mid-twentieth century, Smith trained at Cooper Union. Inspired by surrealism, biomorphicism, and primitivism, Art Smith’s jewelry is dynamic in its size and form. Although sometimes massive in scale, his jewelry remains lightweight and wearable. See "From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith".
Jewelry : Art Smith
Art Smith (Arthur Smith 1917-1982) was born to Jamaican parents in Cuba in 1917. His family moved in Brooklyn in 1920 and he showed his artistic talent from an early age. His jewelry is beautiful…
Art Smith | Necklace | The Met
Smith is one of the few African American midcentury modernist jewelers. His designs were influenced by Alexander Calder, Surrealism, African sculpture, and tribal jewelry and reflected the bohemian life of New York’s Greenwich Village in the 1940s and 1950s