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Robert C. Smith: An Eclectic Studio & A Remarkable Career

February 8, 2019
6-8p
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.

Opening reception: Friday, February 8, 2019, 6-8p; remarks at 6:30p
On view: Friday, February 8 – Saturday, March 9, 2019
Gallery hours: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 1-6p
Additional hours available by appointment
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Please join us for the opening reception of Robert C. Smith: An Eclectic Studio & A Remarkable Career.

Robert C. Smith (1926-2018) was an accomplished draftsman, painter, photographer, sculptor, and fountain designer, as well as a professor emeritus in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Bob joined the faculty in 1965 as director of the first- and second-year program and later helped establish the communication design major. In 1972, he launched Create Studio, a professional graphic design firm staffed entirely by students—one of the first of its kind in the nation. Bob’s own studio practice embodied his wide-ranging interests and endless curiosity, and included commissioned projects for Cincinnati’s Taft Museum, the St. Louis Zoo, and the MUNY Opera in Forest Park, among many others. The Des Lee Gallery is proud to celebrate the eclectic works and influential legacy of this consummate St. Louis maker and teacher.

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