Paul J Smith Portraits at Fuller Craft Museum. Photography

Paul J Smith Portraits at Fuller Craft Museum. Photography
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Stanislav Libenski and Dale Chihuly at the boathouse, Seattle, WA 1995 (detail)

Photography exhibits. Fuller Craft Museum is pleased to present Paul J. Smith Portraits: A Photographic Journal of the Studio Craft Community, an original photography exhibition that features portraits by Paul J. Smith, Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design. The photographs, taken over a 30-year period, represent Smith’s personal visual journal of the history of the studio craft movement. The body of work poignantly reflects his longtime passion for meeting makers while chronicling the deeply connected and inclusive community of craft artists. The prints for the exhibition were selected from the more extensive collection of 240 photographs featured in the recently released book Masters of Craft, 224 Artists in Fiber, Clay, Glass, Metal and Wood: Portraits by Paul J. Smith. The Fuller Craft exhibition is the first to present Smith’s portraits across the full range of craft media.

Bob Stocksdale and Sam Maloof at the Stocksdale home Berkeley, CA 1985

“What began as a simple documentary project quickly escalated into a personal passion for photography, and resulted in a vast collection of artist photographs that now forms a rich historical archive.” — Paul J. Smith, from his book Masters of Craft, 224 Artists in Fiber, Clay, Glass, Metal and Wood: Portraits by Paul J. Smith.

About Paul J. Smith:

Paul J. Smith (born September 8, 1931) is an arts administrator, curator, and artist living in New York. Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design (formerly the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, 1956–1979, and the American Craft Museum, 1979–2002), Smith has been professionally involved with the art, craft, and design fields since the early 1950s and is closely associated with the twentieth-century “studio craft movement” in the United States. He joined the staff of the American Craftsmen’s Council (ACC, now the American Craft Council) in 1957, and was appointed Director of the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in 1963.[2] In September 1987, after 30 years with ACC, he assumed the position of Director Emeritus to provide independent consulting for museums, arts organizations, and collectors.

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