Miles Smith

Name
Miles Smith
Born
1920
Active in
  • Marine City, Michigan
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Artist Biography

Miles Smith, who worked for many years as a shipwright, developed a deep affection for the wildlife of the St. Clair River in his native Michigan. He made his first duck and fish decoys for his own use, but in the late 1970s, his work attracted wider recognition and began to sell. He acknowledges that other carvers make more realistic decoys, but prefers his personal approach, which includes working on a grand scale.

Lynda Hartigan Contemporary Folk Art: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (exhibition text, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1999)

Works by This Artist

ca. 1974
carved and painted wood with metal and glass

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1907-1908
oil on canvas
1987
pastel on paper
1885
oil on canvas