does anyone have information about oliver p smith email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is the Oliver P. Smith about whom you're inquiring?
If it's the famous Marine, Google has tons of info. If it's somebody else, maybe you could give us a clue, to what this relates.
The best I could find so far was a brief mention of Oliver P. Smith working as a stained glass artist with a firm called Heinigke and Smith in New York City.
I don't know if this is the Oliver Smith that you are looking for, but I was able to dig up a little bit of info & leads (more leads than info really):
First, Julie L. Sloan (a stained glass consultant) mentions on her website that she did a consultation at the Reformation Lutheran Church, in Washington, DC that features 14 windows by Oliver Smith. You might want to contact her to see if she can help you. Her website is: http://www.jlsloan.com/list.htm
Second, there's an article at the newcriterion.com:
It mentions that Oliver Smith did some of the windows at the Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago. I went to their website and they don't mention Oliver Smith when discussing their windows, but you may be able to contact them for some information. Lorraine Brochu is listed as a contact for more information about their windows on this page:
Lastly, the Temple Temple Emanu-El in New York City lists Oliver Smith as the designer of their "wheel window" (see attached image). They may be able to provide you with more information.
Pictures of the temple:
Temple contact Page:
Hope this helps a bit…good luck!
I also found this purchasable lecture by Frank Vagnone at the Bryn Athyn Glencairn church in 1998 ($4 on CD):
The description for the lecture mentions a stained glass artist by the name of Oliver Smith:
Master: CD Part 3 of 3 part lecture series. From the flyer(on file): "The final lecture will concentrate on the architectural achievments of the Bryn Athyn Craft Movement. Special emphasis will be given to secular and domestic artifacts. The work of two figures, Harold Thorpe Carswell, architect, and Oliver Smith, stained glass artisan will be highlighted. On display for this lecture will be hand blown glassware, original sketches and architectural models from the period."
Some of Oliver Smith's work was listed and sold on eBay in the last year as the estate was liquidated. There are other windows by Smith for sale by Jason's Antiques eBay.
Here is a note I received regarding Smith that I posted on the stained glass bulletin board:
Oliver Smith was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on October 1, 1896, and died on May 17, 1980 in Green Valley, Arizona. Smith suffered polio along with an injury in childhood, which resulted in his right arm becoming paralyzed and later amputated. Smith accomplished all of his stained glass and painting with only his left arm. Minard Smith, Oliver's son, reported seeing his father hold glass with his shoulder or chest where normally one would use an arm to do the work. He worked on stained glass with his father for many years at the studio in Bryn Athyn.
> Oliver Smith attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RSID) for six years, graduating with a degree in painting in June 1918. He gained a degree of success as a painter, and many of his paintings are still on display in museums across the United States. He met and married Hope Fales Dimond, who was also a stained glass artisan at RSID. Her son reported that she did the more delicate designs for the glass that she and Smith made together. In 1921-22, Smith toured Europe and then studied at the London School of Arts and Crafts.
> Oliver Smith's studio was in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania in 1929, and possibly earlier. He became closely associated with the Bryn Athyn Cathedral and completed a number of the windows there. There are also a number of his windows at Princeton Chapel, Princeton, NJ; Clothier Memorial Hall, Swarthmore, PA; and Temple B'Nai Brith, Los Angeles, CA. Smith's paintings have been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Academy of Design and the Kennedy Gallery in New York City.
> Smith's windows are typically in the Arts and Crafts style, with heavy medieval overtones. Oliver Smith was a very good friend of Nicola D'Ascenzo, a very famous stained glass artist from Philadelphia.
>Thanks to Jean Farnsworth for much of tis information.
Thanks a lot for that information Bob!
He was my Grandfather. What would you like to know?
Windows in the nave of The Universalist Church of the Restoration in Philadelphia are attributed to Oliver Smith's studio in Bryn Athen. Can this be confirmed? And did his wife perform part of the painting work?
yes, you are spot on. Oliver Smith was my children's great grandfather and I still own a few of his watercolors. His second wife was Ethel Z. Banta, an artist of some national reputation. My mother-in-law is Barb Davis, daughter of Oliver Smith. She is 92 years of age. Minard Smith has passed away and had followed in his father's footsteps as a stained glass craftsman. Karen Davis/Lancaster PA
Hey- Who made this post. Oliver Smith is my children's great grandfather. Karen Davis
Hello Karen. My name is Amy Clift. I met your great grandfather Oliver Smith as a child in the early 1950's in Rockport, MA. My family purchased one of his large water colors, a harbor scene of boats. We always had it in our living room. I was so impressed with Mr. Smith that I became interested in art. I have been trying to find info about him for years. Finally someone at the Rockport Art Association gave me a bio and I looked him up as a stained glass artist. The painting my family owned was not left to me but I would love to acquire one of his scenes of Rockport if there is one available. Please contact me if you know of one to purchase.
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Hello my Father is Oliver Smiths grandson. I have a few of his paintings. Did you want anymore informstion? I am can see if I can help you.
I was so pleased to find this site as I have been trying to research Oliver Smith and his wife for quite some time. Our church, All Saint's Episcopal in Tarpon Springs, FL will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary on May 7th this year. One entire side of our church has windows done by Oliver Smith and his wife. I believe his son completed a couple of them when his father became ill. The windows are, appropriately, of Saints and are absolutely beautiful.
Any additional information would be greatly appreciated as well as a welcome to visit our church.
My grandfather and grandmother were stained glass artists from PA, Oliver and Hope Smith. He had his own shop in Bryn Athyn Pa where he made windows and had his own glass making shop.