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Will Tait
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Shirley Kirsten left a comment for Will Tait
"My uncle would have been about 90 if he were still living.. So he was at Art Students League no doubt a bit before your time there. He also graduated the Parsons School of Design in its heyday!! David Smiton was an incredible artist in diverse…"
Jan 8, 2012
Shirley Kirsten left a comment for Will Tait
"Thanks for listening to the Chopin. The composer's life was fascinating. He was an innovator."
Jan 8, 2012
Shirley Kirsten left a comment for Will Tait
"Here's the reference to my late uncle's article The Value of Independent Drawing AUTHOR(S) SMITON, DAVID R. PUB. DATE November 1964 SOURCE American Artist;Nov1964, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p52 SOURCE TYPE Periodical DOC.…"
Jan 8, 2012
Shirley Kirsten left a comment for Will Tait
"Wonder if you knew my uncle, David Smiton, an amazing artist who also studied at the Art Students League. He also had an article published in the American Artist magazine on drawing.. I found a link to it on the Internet.  I like your work."
Jan 8, 2012

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Stage / Technical Resource
About Me
I am a Classically trained artist. Studied Figure drawing and anatomy at The Art Students League of New York under Robert Beverly Hale.
I do a lot of drawing of dancers and have a shop where I make various things including props and stage sets.
My Favorite _______ is _________.
My favorite thing to do is draw, paint and make things.
I hope to
create a large body of work, drawings, paintings and possibly video, of dancers.
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http://www.bigsurfineart.com

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At 10:36am on January 8, 2012, Shirley Kirsten said…

My uncle would have been about 90 if he were still living.. So he was at Art Students League no doubt a bit before your time there. He also graduated the Parsons School of Design in its heyday!!

David Smiton was an incredible artist in diverse genres. Very successful in commercial and fine art arenas. I recently found a treasure of his Online. A plate that he designed with two Japanese sisters in native dress. Just incredible work. He also illustrated on of my composed collections, Moonbeams and Other Musical Sketches which I had blogged about many months ago.

At 2:50am on January 8, 2012, Shirley Kirsten said…

Thanks for listening to the Chopin. The composer's life was fascinating. He was an innovator.

At 2:48am on January 8, 2012, Shirley Kirsten said…

Here's the reference to my late uncle's article

The Value of Independent Drawing

AUTHOR(S)
SMITON, DAVID R.
PUB. DATE
November 1964
SOURCE
American Artist;Nov1964, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on his career as a painter. He highlights the importance of independent drawing. He cites good drawing as one of the most important tools for him and underlines "describe" as the key word in the definition of drawing. He discusses the necessity of drawing and how closely it is woven into the fabric of all visual arts. He notes the thinning of the boundary between commercial and fine art. He names Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper, Jack Levine, and Pablo Picasso as some of the greater artists due to their basic ability to draw.
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52668939
At 12:54am on January 8, 2012, Shirley Kirsten said…

Wonder if you knew my uncle, David Smiton, an amazing artist who also studied at the Art Students League. He also had an article published in the American Artist magazine on drawing.. I found a link to it on the Internet.  I like your work.

 
 
 

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