Moishe Smith was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1929. He was a printmaker whose naturalistic realism style interprets the scene for his viewer. He died in Logan, Utah in 1993.
Smith earned his BA at the New School of Social Research in 1950. He earned his MFA at the University of Iowa where Mauricio Lasansky was his instructor. He also studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the summers of 1949 and 1950.
His intaglio print, Three Men in an Olive Tree (1984), was the winner of the prestigious Cannon Award at the National Academy of Design. Twilight in Amsterdam, an intaglio print, and Peasant Food, a monoprint, are also examples of his work. Jewish Cemetery, Prague (1980), an intaglio print, is featured in the Springville Museum of Art permanent collection.
Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, this well known realistic intaglio printmaker was a Utah State University faculty member from 1977 until his death just a little under sixteen years later. Having studied first at the New School of Social Research (B.A. 1950), and then at the University of Iowa with M.L Lasansky (M.F.A 1953), Smith went on for further work at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Academy of Florence. He also became associated with Georgio Morandi. Teaching first at the University of Wisconsin (1966-67), the artist again at both Ohio State and the University of Iowa in 1971, and then became an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin (1972-77) before coming to Logan.
Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.
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