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    LEE N. SMITH III (American, b. 1950)
    Nights We Could Fly, 1979
    Serigraph in colors
    17-1/4 x 16-1/2 inches (43.8 x 41.9 cm) (sight)
    Ed. 37/75
    Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil along bottom edge

    FROM THE PROPERTY OF THE BELO COLLECTION
    Lee N. Smith III moved to Dallas from New Orleans when he was six. He had no formal art training, but started to paint in 1974 and had his first one man exhibition at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1979. In 1984, he was one of less than thirty artists chosen to represent the United States at the prestigious Venice Biennale. Smith quickly became acclaimed for paintings that draw from his childhood memories, often set in surreal suburban landscapes. Smith has had major exhibitions at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Dallas Contemporary. His works can be found in the collections of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Tyler Museum of Art.




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    Two tiny spots of surface residue near upper left corner and between center and left squares; not examined outside of frame. Framed Dimensions 27.25 X 25.5 Inches

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