Smith, Houghton Cranford, 1887-1983

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Landscape painter; Provincetown, Mass., Taos, N.M., Paris, France, and Chile.

Smith studied at the Art Students League, and in Provincetown, Mass. under Charles Hawthorne and E. Ambrose Webster. He studied in France 1913-1914, and traveled extensively throughout his life, sketching and painting the landscape. He taught drawing and painting at the University of Kansas from 1921-1925.

From the description of Houghton Cranford Smith papers, 1890-1991. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86093881

Houghton Cranford Smith (1887-1983) was a landscape painter from Provincetown, Mass., Taos, N.M., Paris, France, and Chile.

Smith studied at the Art Students League, and in Provincetown, Mass., under Charles Hawthorne and E. Ambrose Webster. He studied in France 1913-1914, and traveled extensively throughout his life, sketching and painting the landscape. He taught drawing and painting at the University of Kansas from 1921-1925.

From the description of Houghton Cranford Smith papers, 1890-1991. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 767864632

Painter Houghton Cranford Smith (1887-1983) traveled extensively and painted throughout his life. He lived and studied art in France, South America, New York City and Provincetown. He had three children, Houghton Jr., Gerrit and Florence with his first wife, Elena Peralta. He held the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas department of Drawing and Painting from 1921-1925.

Smith became widely recognized for his artwork in the 1940s. He married his second wife, Laura Gilbert Williams, in 1941. He has exhibited at many venues including the Passedoit Gallery, Corcoran Gallery, Richmond Museum, Columbia Art Museum, Walker Memorial Gallery, Art Institute of Kansas City and the Provincetown Art Association. For six consecutive years he was represented at Carnegie Institute's annual invitation exhibition.

From the guide to the Houghton Cranford Smith papers, 1890-1991, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Navas, Elizabeth S., 1885-1979. Elizabeth S. Navas papers, 1939-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Smith, Houghton Cranford, 1887-1983. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Richard York Gallery records, circa 1865-2005, bulk 1981-2004 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Houghton Cranford Smith papers, 1890-1991 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Navas, Elizabeth S., 1885-1979. Elizabeth S. Navas papers, 1939-1963. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Richard York Gallery. Richard York Gallery records, circa 1865-2005, bulk, 1981-2004. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Smith, Houghton Cranford, 1887-1983 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Smith, Houghton Cranford, 1887-1983. Houghton Cranford Smith papers, 1890-1991. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Smith, Houghton Cranford, 1887-1983. Houghton Cranford Smith papers, 1890-1991. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Smith, Houghton Cranford, 1887-1983. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf SMITH, HOUGHTON CRANFORD. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
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associatedWith Académie Julian. corporateBody
associatedWith Académie Julian corporateBody
associatedWith Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Beachcombers (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Browne, George Elmer, 1871-1946. person
associatedWith Butler Institute of American Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Cape Cod School of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Carnegie Institute corporateBody
associatedWith Carnegie Institute. Museum of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Chaffee, Oliver Newberry, 1881-1944. person
associatedWith Gieberich, Oscar H., b. 1886. person
associatedWith Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930. person
associatedWith Levinson, Abraham F., 1883-1946. person
associatedWith Lhote, André, 1885-1962. person
associatedWith Navas, Elizabeth S., 1885-1979. person
associatedWith Ozenfant, Amédée, 1886-1966. person
associatedWith Passedoit Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Passedoit Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pratt Institute corporateBody
associatedWith Pratt Institute. Art School corporateBody
associatedWith Richard York Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Rivers, Jack. person
associatedWith Saint-Gaudens, Homer, b. 1880. person
associatedWith Shepard, Florence Cranford Smith person
associatedWith Smith, Laura Gilbert Williams person
associatedWith Smith, Laura Gilbert Williams. person
associatedWith University of Kansas corporateBody
associatedWith Webster, E. Ambrose (Edwin Ambrose), 1869-1935. person
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Kansas
Provincetown (Mass.)
France--Paris
Paris (France)
France--Paris
Chile
Provincetown (Mass.)
Kansas
Chile
Paris (France)
Spain
Massachusetts--Provincetown
Paris (France)
Massachusetts--Provincetown
Chile
Provincetown (Mass.)
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Landscape painting--20th century
Art students--France--Paris
Art, American--Massachusetts--Provincetown
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Art students
Art teachers--Kansas
Art, American
Color in art
Landscape painters
Painters--Massachusetts--Provincetown
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