Born in Chicago, Illinois, this very well-known realistic indigo printmaker was a Utah State University faculty member from 1977 until his death just a little under sixteen years later. Having studied first at the New School of Social Research (B.A., 1950), and then at the University of Iowa with M.L. Lasansky (M.F.A., 1953), Smith went on for further work at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Academy in Florence. He also became associated with Giorgio Morandi. Teaching first at the University of Wisconsin (1966-67), the artist taught again at both Ohio State and the University of Iowa in 1971, and then became an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin (1972-77) before coming to Logan.