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The Art & Life of Lowell Ellsworth Smith

Ohio water-colorist Lowell Ellsworth Smith work encompasses his native Ohio, the western United States, Mexico, and Europe. A group of more than 50 watercolor sketches by Smith, both figure studies and landscapes, are featured in this collection. The collection also includes more than 450 photographs documenting Smith’s personal and professional life. Below are just a few of the items in the collection. Please also view the Guide to the Lowell Ellsworth Smith Papers.

Hoover Company Christmas card

Hoover Company Christmas card, circa 1950.
Lowell Ellsworth Smith Papers
Box 2/Folder 7

Adobe church study

Adobe church study, undated.
Lowell Ellsworth Smith Papers
Box 2/Folder 36

Colorado mountains study

Colorado mountains study, undated.
Lowell Ellsworth Smith Papers
Box 2/Folder 43

Curio shop owner study

Curio shop owner study, undated.
Lowell Ellsworth Smith Papers
Box 2/Folder 15

Elderly peasant woman study

Elderly peasant woman study, undated.
Lowell Ellsworth Smith Papers
Box 2/Folder 17

Ernestine, Barbara, and Lowell Smith (L-R)

Ernestine, Barbara, and Lowell Smith (L-R), circa 1930.
Lowell Ellsworth Smith Papers
Box 6/Folder 5

Lowell, Barbara, Ellsworth, and Ernestine Smith (L-R)

Lowell, Barbara, Ellsworth, and Ernestine Smith (L-R), circa 1943.
Lowell Ellsworth Smith Papers
Box 6/Folder 5

Mary Ann and Lowell Smith at their 40th anniversary party

Mary Ann and Lowell Smith at their 40th anniversary party, 1987.
Lowell Ellsworth Smith Papers
Box 6/Folder 3

Lowell Ellsworth Smith painting on location in Strasburg, France

Lowell Ellsworth Smith painting on location in Strasburg, France, ca. 1983.
Lowell Ellsworth Smith Papers
Box 6/Folder 22

Duane Bryers and Lowell Ellsworth Smith

Duane Bryers and Lowell Ellsworth Smith, undated.
Lowell Ellsworth Smith Papers
Box 6/Folder 7

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