Harold Smith

is a visual artist.


Howlin' Wolf

30" x 24"

Mixed Media on Stretched Canvas




On Life: A Blues Aesthetic


Artwork Currently Available


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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 France, 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

2015 - Angouleme, France

2014 - Cognac, France

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






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