THE PATENT ART OF JACK WILLIAM SMITH: THE MODERN DAY RENAISSANCE MAN | 5/6/22 – 10/29/22
Jack William Smith perfected his art becoming recognized as one of the most prolific modern day patent artists in the country. He acquired his first art commission in his teen years painting an illustration on a sign. From then on he pursued the applied arts illustrating signs for many years. During midlife he studied law and was tutored in the craft of classic patent illustrating, in the tradition of the Renaissance, where a student studies with a master.
When he started with the art of patent illustrating his tools were pen and ink on Bristol board. Because of world changes in technology, today, his tools include digital devices. Now, he has about five plus decades of experience as a professional artist, intellectual property specialist, inventor and author. The trademark, THE ART OF PEACE®, was awarded him further identifying his compositions. He has worked on over four thousand product development projects during his career.
His illustrations appear in thousands of patents and publications throughout the world. One such publication, Leonardo’s Lost Robots, was a winner of the 2006 PSP Award For Excellence presented by the Association of American Publishers. This year his portrait and profile go on display at the Smithsonian Institution in an exhibit themed “Create” that highlights the artistic representation of invention.
May 6, 2022 to October 29, 2022
- Members: Free
- Adults: $10.00
- Children: $8.00
- Military & Seniors 65+: $8.00
Located on the 2nd floor of the Helen T. White Galleries building.