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About Mark L Smith

About Mark L. Smith Fine Art

Mark L SmithThis web site is a resource for serious collectors interested in acquiring museum-quality multiple originals. Each work on the site is an authenticated impression from a limited edition that is created by and signed and numbered by the artist. Each impression comes with a documentation sheet that verifies the details of its creation.

Collectors may browse the inventory and purchase items online. Discounts are available for purchases of multiple items. New works will be added to the inventory from time to time. Should you desire further details about any of the works, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Smith at info@mlsfineart.com or 512.777.9822. Collectors are invited to submit works for sale in the consignment section; details available through the contacts listed above.

For consulting services related to the visual arts, see Dr. Smith’s web site www.marklsmithart.com, and see his blog at www.marklsmith.blogspot.com.

About the Principal

Mark L. Smith is a visual-arts professional with thirty-five years of experience in modern and contemporary art. He has forged a dual career in higher education and in private business. Armed with a PhD in the history and criticism of art from the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Smith has served as an art department chairman, an associate dean in fine arts, and a teacher of art history and studio art.

After founding the Helm Fine Arts Center and Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery in Austin, Texas and writing the art column for the Austin Statesman, he co-founded in 1989 Flatbed Press Inc., a prestigious collaborative printmaking workshop in Austin where he functioned as the curator and production consultant until 2012.

He was also director of marketing the Flatbed inventory of over 1,000 distinct, limited editions by over 100 contemporary artists from the U. S. and abroad.

Dr. Smith has authored numerous articles and catalog essays, and curated significant exhibitions for major museums and alternative spaces, and is the principal author for a forthcoming catalog raissonné of 25 years of Flatbed Press. He has juried innumerable competitive exhibitions. He has conducted creativity workshops, consulted with artists for career development, provided professional critiques, and developed corporate and private collections of art.

From his office in Elgin, Texas, Dr. Smith provides a national clientele with guidance in collecting, as well as a variety of professional visual-arts services.