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appraiser , Art consultant

Edward Murray Smither, American art consultant, appraiser. Recipient Legend award Dallas Visual Arts Center, 1998. Co-founder Art & Antiques annual auction Housing Crisis Center, Dallas, since 1993; member art committee Dart Art Design program Hampton Station, Dallas, 1992-1994.

Background

Smither, Edward Murray was born on July 23, 1937 in Huntsville, Texas, United States. Son of Douglas Laverne and Cova Estella (Galloway) Smither.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Sam Houston State College, Huntsville, 1955-1958.

Career

Assistant editor, Middleton Press, Dallas, 1958-1960;production editor, Texas Instruments, Dallas, 1960-1964;assistant director, Atelier Chapman Kelley, Dallas, 1964-1970;co-owner, Cranfill Gallery, Dallas, 1970-1972;co-owner, Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, 1974-1983;owner, Smither Gallery, Dallas, 1972-1974;owner, Murray Smither Inc., Dallas, since 1983. Member art in public places advising committee, Dallas City Council, 1982-1989. Advisor artist's eye program, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 1987-1989.

Membership

Co-founder Art & Antiques annual auction Housing Crisis Center, Dallas, since 1993. Member art committee Dart Art Design program Hampton Station, Dallas, 1992-1994.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, collecting art of self-taught artists.

Connections

father:
Douglas Laverne Smither

mother:
Cova Estella (Galloway) Smither