Michael Smith Drawings

Michael Smith Red and Blue Polka Dots

Now featured in Gallery B are the drawings of Michael Smith, a Project Onward artist with autism who also lives with mental illness and hearing impairment. As an apprentice artist in his teens at Gallery 37, Michael developed a unique personal style that appeared to draw upon fashion design and illustration techniques of the 1940′s. Created with colored pencils and pastels, his signature compositions were orderly depictions of fancy dresses, elaborate ladies’ hats, and stylized, doll-like faces.