I am a jazz inspired visual artist that lives in the Midwest.


harold@haroldsmithart.com 913.486.1536


Artwork For Sale:







1) My first European exhibition will be in 2014 and it will be BIG. Stay tuned for details!


2) "Coltrane 2010" is featured in the  "Convergence: Jazz and the Visual Arts" traveling exhibition currently showing at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City. This exhibit features original artwork by Benny Andrews, Dean Mitchell, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Faith Ringgold, David C. Driskell, Soniť Joi Ruffin-Thompson, and others. It is organized by the David C. Driskell Center and the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Missouri and curated by Soniť Joi Ruffin-Thompson, Dr. Robert E. Steele and Dorit Yaron.


3) Four new works were featured in the "Funk Issue" (Vol. 4. No 52.) of the American Studies Journal published in October of 2013, edited by Dr. Tony Bolden. The issue features twelve essays by leading scholars on funk, as well as poetry and visual art. The journal is sponsored by the Mid-America American Studies Association and the University of Kansas.



I am an artist working primarily in acrylics and mixed media (though I do oil occasionally). My work is influenced by the jazz and the jazz dynamic in life. I live and work in the Kansas City area. My work has been collected worldwide and I have exhibited in New York, Newport, San Francisco, College Park (MD), and of course Kansas City.  More detailed information from prior exhibits can be submitted upon request.

Selected Exhibitions

2014 - Europe (details forthcoming)

2013 - University of Maryland, David Driskell Center

2012 - Wilmer Jennings Gallery, NYC

2011 - American Jazz Museum, Kansas City

2009 - Faso Gallery, Kansas City

2008 - Montanaro Gallery, Rhode Island

2007 - Nobis Gallery, Newark

2006 - Montanaro Gallery, Rhode Island



M.A.T, Webster University

B.S., Union College

A.A., Kansas City Kansas Community College


More Information:





Digital Tour of the Colors of Jazz Exhibition


Contemplating Jazz: Harold Smith (from Review Magazine)





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