biography of Frank Vining SMITH (1879-1967)

Birth place: Whitman, MA

Death place: Hingham, MA

Addresses: Boston, Hingham, MA

Profession: Marine painter, writer, illustrator, cartoonist

Studied: BMFA School; & with Frank Benson, Philip L. Hale, and Edmund Tarbell; Central Ontario Sch. Design, Toronto; ASL.

Exhibited: PAFA Ann., 1918; AIC, 1923; Doll & Richards Gal., Boston, 1930, 1934; Swain Free School Design, 1931; Bose Gal., Boston, 1938; Jordan Marsh, Boston, 1939 (gold medal), 1942 (gold medal), 1945 (gold medal), 1946 (gold medal); Schwartz Gal., New York; Barbizon Plaza, NY; Anderson Gal., Chicago; Findlay Gal., Chicago; Gump Gal., San Francisco; John Hanna Gal., Detroit; J. J. Gillespie Gal., Pittsburgh; Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, MA, 1975

Work: Kendall Whaling Mus.; Mariners Mus.; Mystic Seaport Mus.; Old Dartmouth Hist. Soc.; yacht clubs: Grosse Pointe, MI, New Bedford, MA, Hingham, Marblehead, both in MA; Dartmouth Inst., New Bedford; murals for steamship companies; Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, MA; Seamen's Bank for Savings, NY

Comments: Smith was fascinated with the sea and sea-going vessels. Contributor: Yachting, Field & Stream, Outdoors magazines. Illustrator: McClure's, Boston Journal, Boston Herald. In the camouflage dept. in 1918 and 1919. He spent time painting in Bermuda.

Sources: WW59; WW47; Blasdale, Artists of New Bedford, 173-74 (w/repro.); Falk, Exh. Record Series.