Like line, form and color, the body is a material to work with. It is one of the basic inspirations in creating form...
Art Smith's work is featured at the Brooklyn Museum in a permanent exhibit and is in the collections of many major museums and collections. From Wikipedia Art Smith (19171982) was one of the leading modernist jewelers of the mid-20th century. He trained at Cooper Union, NYU, and under Winifred Mason. Smith's jewelry has been described as: Inspired by surrealism, biomorphicism, and primitivism...
Dynamic in its size and form.  Many of his pieces were extremely large, and designed to be worn by avant-garde dancers. Of his own work, he said: A piece of jewelry is in a sense an object that is not complete in itself. Jewelry is a what is it? Until you relate it to the body.
The body is a component in design just as air and space are. Like line, form, and color, the body is a material to work with. It is one of the basic inspirations in creating form.  Biography Edit Smith was born in Cuba, after his parents emigrated there from Jamaica.
They moved to New York City when he was three.  As an adult, Smith worked in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, running a shop there from 1946 until 1979 (shortly before his death). Smith was a gay African-American, and as a result was subject to attacks shortly after his store opened.  A fan of jazz and modern dance, he was personally acquainted with musicians of the period including Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte, and Talley Beatty.  Exhibitions and holdings Edit During his life, Smith's work was featured in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts.
The item "Art Smith vintage important sterling earrings. Rare and important" is in sale since Monday, August 29, 2016.
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