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Smith, Jules Andrelocked

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1880, in Hong Kong; died 1959.

Engraver, painter, architect, writer.

Jules Andre Smith studied architecture at Cornell University. However, he soon turned to etching as a means of artistic expression. He served in the Army camouflage section in World War I and became one of the eight artists commissioned to record the activities of American Expeditionary Forces. He took an innovative approach to art, exploring new areas in a number of media - painting, sculpture, and print-making. He lived and worked in Pine Orchard, and served as director of the Research Studio in Maitland, Florida, which sought to encourage artistic experimentation. He exhibited his work, winning a gold medal in San Francisco for his etching....

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