Glenn Smith

Glenn Smith (1/18/1910-1984) was born in San Antonio but moved to Asheville, NC as a boy.  He graduated from Lee Edwards High School in Asheville, Biltmore College and the Plank School of Creative Arts.  For several years, Smith worked in theater in New York City studying at the American Theater Wing.  He acted on Broadway in "Live Life Again" and "The Sea Gull" and toured in "The Little Foxes". Smith was a highly qualified and recognized floral designer and held positions at The Crest in Chicago, The Flower Fare in Cincinnati, The Sun Glow Studio in New York City before returning to Asheville.  He appeared as a guest designer for the Georgia State Florist Convention, the North Carolina State Florist Convention and the Southeastern Home and Garden Show. He began painting in 1960 and studied with Lois Tracy of Wise, VA, John Kehoe of University of North Carolina, Tim Murray of Brevard College and Gene Bunker of Asheville-Biltmore College. He had one-man shows at Brevard College, Skyland Hotel, Manor Gallery, Pearlman's Gallery, Jane Tuliver House at Big Stone Gap, VA and at summer playhouses.  He received several awards and was a member of the Asheville Art Museum, the Associated North Carolina Artists, West Asheville Arts and Crafts and received a citation from Governor Terry Sanford for Civic Services.  His worked include flower studies in mixed media, opaque watercolor and ink resist.  His monoprints are semi-abstract.

Other works by: Glenn Smith