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Robert DeWitt Smith - Biographical Information
1917 Ty Ty Court
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

Artist’s Statement:  The following are some of the things I try to accomplish in my paintings.  Foremost, I wish each painting to provide fresh insights to both myself and others. I strive not to be overly consumed by a developed style or convention.  Creating and observing art has always been a passion and all work produced is in some way related to my personal experiences. 

 Biography:  I grew up in the Tallahassee area earning a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art at Florida State University where I was fortunate to have an outstanding cadre of art instructors that included Karl Zerbe, Fred Holschuh, Florence Kava and Rudolph Jegart.  Subsequently I earned a Masters Degree at Syracuse University.

  Experiences include:

Graphics Coordinator for Educational Resources - University of South Florida
Graphics Supervisor for Instructional Communications - Syracuse University
Consultant (two years with U.S.A.I.D in Enugu, Nigeria) training Nigerians in applying educational graphic support
Faculty position teaching educational graphics - S.U.N.Y. at Oswego, NY
Media consultant - Florida Department of Education




2016      Senior Artist Showcase - (Best of Show Award) - Tallahassee, FL

2014      26th Annual Art in Gadsden: - (1st Place Award) - Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FL

Senior Artist Showcase - (Best of Show Award) - Tallahassee, FL

2012      24th Annual Art in Gadsden (work selected for the show’s poster and program cover)

2011      23rd Annual Art in Gadsden (Best of Show Award) - Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FL

FSU Artists’ League Annual: “It's All Psychological: Self Portraits" (1st Place Award)

1996      7th Summer Showcase (Visitors Choice and 2nd Place Award) - Thomasville Arts Guild

Creative Tallahassee (3rd Place Award) - Cultural Resources Commission (CRC), Tallahassee, FL

35th Bay Annual (1st Place Award) - Visual Arts Center, Panama City, FL

1995      6th Summer Showcase (Honorable Mention) - Thomasville Arts Guild, Thomasville, GA



Invitational Exhibitions: 

2016      Visiting Artist - Southern Exposure Gallery – Tallahassee, FL

2015      Invitational Artist: Solo Show - Sautee Nacoochee Center Gallery - - Sautee Nacoochee, GA

Capitol Exhibition: Encore of Vision and Variety.-.22nd Floor Gallery, Florida Capitol Building

2011      Paintings by Robert DeWitt Smith - The Brokaw-McDougall House, Tallahassee, FL

Valdosta National 2011 - Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

2009      REAL to Abstract and Back: Robert DeWitt Smith - One-man show at Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FL

2007      Robert DeWitt Smith Paintings - One-man show at Senior Center Visiting Artists Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

Leon County Public Library Artists’ League Invitational Summer Art Display - Tallahassee, FL

1996      Paintings by Robert DeWitt Smith & Sculpture by David Engdahl - Two-man show CRC, Tallahassee, FL