Edward C. Smith (1897- 1981). “Old Gloucesterman”.
ca. 1945. Etching. Signed in pencil. 7 ¼ x 10 3/8 (image). Very good condition.
Edward Smith was a nationally known Philadelphia artist, illustrator, and teacher. He was best known for his etchings, and his prints of historic Philadelphia scenes. Smith also worked in water-colors, oils, mosaics, and silk screen. A veteran of the advertising industry, he taught at the School of Industrial Art now the Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Moore Institute. He taught etching at Philadelphia Sketch Club and the Haverford School.