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Mark T Smith
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Illustration 2017-2019 Selected Works

I have been active as an Illustrator for my entire professional career. Illustration is a rewarding and challenging pursue, to create in a collaborative environment, sometimes tackling subject matter that is alien to our normal …

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Landscapes 2018-2019

After relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 2018, I returned to painting landscapes again. Working both in the studio and en plein air, I filled sketchbooks, scraps of paper and in the end created a …

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Illustration 1991-2018

From my earliest days, I was always most interested in drawing and creating visuals. I graduated from the Pratt Institute Communications Design program with a focus in Illustration. Illustration was the clearest path forward for …

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Printmaking / Linoleum Block Printing

Although linoleum is a floor covering that dates to the 1860s, the linocut printing technique was used first by the artists of Die Bruke in Germany between 1905 and 1913, where it had been similarly …

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Figure Drawing

The human figure is one of the most challenging forms to master. Because of the complexity of the human body, it makes the perfect subject to test, hone, and renew one’s mastery of drawing. Over …

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