Arthur Smith: A Jeweler’s Retrospective

Catalogue for exhibition at Jamaica Arts Center
February 1 – March 24, 1990
Text by Toni Greenbaum, Camille Bishops, Yvonne O’Neal, Art Smith
Softcover; 10 pages; 12 photos
Reprint $20

From the mid-1940s until 1979, Arthur (Art) Smith crafted jewelry in his Greenwich Village studio and shop, producing some of the most innovative and dramatic work of all the postwar American studio jewelry designers. This catalogue accompanied a posthumous retrospective organized by the Jamaica Arts Center, New York, in 1990, and features an insightful essay by jewelry historian Toni Greenbaum as well as excerpts from an interview with Art Smith himself.