June Kelly Gallery

Hughie Lee-Smith

Duet, 1987
Oil on canvas
24 x 18 inches

Born September 1915, Eustis, FL
Died, February 1999, Albuquerque, NM

1953 BA, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
1938 Cleveland Institute of Art, OH
John Huntington Polytechnic Institute, Cleveland, OH
Art School of the Detroit Society of Arts & Crafts (Center For
Studies, College of Art & Design), MI

Solo Exhibitions
2000 Memorial Exhibition, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1997 Hughie Lee-Smith: A Retrospective, organized and curated by Dr. Michael
Culver, The Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME, traveling exhibition
Of time and space … paintings by Hughie Lee-Smith, Milton Rhodes
Gallery at the Sawtooth Building, Winston-Salem, NC; a presentation of
Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts, Inc., catalogue essay by Dr. Leo Twigg
1996 Hughie Lee-Smith: Cleveland Visionary, Malcolm Brown Gallery,
Shaker Heights, OH
1995 Hughie Lee-Smith: Overview, 1949-1995, The Gallery at Bristol-Myers
Squibb, Princeton, NJ
1994 Watercolors, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1993 Hughie Lee-Smith Selected Paintings, Flushing Council on Culture and the
Arts at Town Hall, New York
1991 Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1990 Greenville Museum of Art, SC
1989 The Presence of Something Profound and Mysterious, June Kelly Gallery,
New York
Armory Art Gallery, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, VA
1988 Hughie Lee-Smith Retrospective Exhibition, organized by the New Jersey
State Museum, November 5, 1988 - January 2, 1989; catalogue essay by
Lowery Stokes Sims; traveled to The Cultural Center, Chicago, IL,
February 4 - March 18, 1989; Butler Institute of American Art,
Youngstown, Ohio, April 2 - May 18, 1989; The Studio Museum in
Harlem, New York, NY, July 2 - September 24, 1989
Hughie Lee-Smith: The Romantic Realist, June Kelly Gallery, New York
Malcolm Brown Gallery Shaker Heights, OH
1987 Isobel Neal Gallery, Chicago, IL
1986 Art Center of Battle Creek, MI
1984 Malcolm Brown Gallery, Shaker Heights, OH
CRT's (Community Renewal Team) Craftery Gallery, Hartford, CT
The Century Association, New York
1983 The Evans-Tibbs Collection, Washington, DC
1982 Summit Gallery, New York
1977 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
1974 San Giuseppe Gallery, College of Mount St. Joseph on-the-Ohio, St.
Joseph, OH
1973 Grand Central Art Galleries, New York
1971 J.L. Hudson Company, Detroit, MI
Arwin Galleries, Detroit, MI
1969 Bergman Galleries, University of Chicago, IL
1968 Grand Central Art Galleries, New York
1966 Detroit Artists Market, MI
Forsyth Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

Public Collections
Banneker-Douglass Museum, Annapolis, MD
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
Museum of African-American Art, Tampa, FL
  (Formerly: Barnet-Aden Collection, Washington, DC)
Museum of International Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
National Academy of Design, New York
National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY/Purchase, NY
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
The Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC
The Detroit Institute of Arts, MI
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Lagos Museum, Nigeria
Alain Locke Society, Princeton University, NJ
Atlanta University, GA
Center for Creative Studies, College of Art and Design, Detroit, MI
Howard University, Washington, DC
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Kutztown State College, PA
University of the District of Columbia
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and at Dearborn
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
American Natural Gas Service
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
Forbes Magazine Collection, New York
Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company, Los Angeles, CA
Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association, MI
Johnson Publishing Company, Chicago, IL
Kidder & Peabody Co., Inc., New York
Lotos Club, New York
Mahogany Corporation
Michigan Consolidated Gas Company
Reader's Digest, Pleasantville, NY
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York
Standard Oil of Ohio
The Evans-Tibbs Collection, Washington, DC
The Century Association, New York
The State of New York, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., State Office Building, New York
U.S. Navy Art Center, Navy Yard, Washington, DC
U.S. Post Office, New York

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