Smith was from Indiana and was born in 1906. He studied briefly at Notre Dame before moving to New York to study at theh Art Students League of New York. Among the artists he studied under were John Sloan. Smith was best known a sculptor.
Washburn Gallery has been around for three and a half decades exhibiting works by artists of the past two centuries. They continue in this tradition.They are also representatives of nemerous foundations and estates including David Smith, Jackson Pollock, lya Bolotowsky, Nicolas Carone and many others.