Smith first shows up on the Nantucket radar in 1946.
He and his wife were guests of artist and AAN member Julia Jelleme in Sconset, and he exhibited that summer at Jelleme’s Hope Chest Studio on Broadway in Siasconset at the islands east end. Smith became an AAN member in 1946 and shows up as an exhibitor in the associations first big open show that year. He also showed in the 1946 Sidewalk Art Show, which started in 1930, and is listed in the 1955 SAS. He exhibited paintings, watercolors, and his signature clean stencil color serigraphs regularly.
He exhibited often with the AAN between 1946 and 1951. Also participated in several Sidewalk Art Shows in that time period. By 1948 he was spending summers in Sconset and kept a gallery in Nantucket Town above Cormie’s Blacksmith Shop on Straight Wharf. He advertised regularly for his “original paintings, drawings, and prints.”
Each September, social notes in the local paper would mention that he’d returned home to Weston, MA. A 1951 note to that effect mentioned he’d spent the summer at “The Hope Chest” on Broadway in Sconset.