Bruce Smyser (10/02/1906- ) worked as the Director of the Navy Arts and Crafts program in Fort Mc Pherson, Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University and a Master of Arts Degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Smyser was the secondary art teacher and elementary school art superviser in the Allen County Public Schools in Indiana. He designed homes and businesses including interior furnishings in Florida, Indiana, and Maryland. In 1967, Smyser directed the work of the Third Combat Art Team in the Field in Vietnam. In addition, Smyser has participated in various exhibitions all over the southeast and in Michigan. He lived in Atlanta, GA at the time of this purchase.