DOUGLAS B. SMITH
Doug received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1958.
He then studied for a year in the Joseph Albers program at Yale University.
After working for nine years in advertising and package design, Doug joined Avon Products and
served as Creative Director of Design from 1971-1996.
Doug's training as a professional illustrator led him to produce realistic renditions of many everyday
scenes whether they arepure landscapes, architectural elements or figures. His painting evolved into
natural and plein air landscapes suitable for the New England environment where he painted for
over two decades.
Doug's work is housed in numerous public and private collections throughout the United States and
has been exhibited at the Salmagundi Club in New York City, and the Society of Illustrators in
New York City. His paintings have been exhibited across the USA in Annual National Juried
Exhibitions of the Oil Painters of America. He has exhibited at the Flinn Gallery in Greenwich, CT,
the David Barnett Gallery in Milwaukee, WI, and at the Worthington Gallery in Butler, MD.
He has worked with the US Air Force Art Program and the US Coast Guard Public Affairs Program.
The art and documentary programs utilize the nation's most prominent illustrators to help document
US military missions around the world. The art program began in 1947 and there are now more than
10,000 works in he collection. Reproductions have appeared in publications and media, and the original
pieces are displayed in museums, at the Pentagon, on Air Force bases, and in public exhibitions around the
world. Doug is honored to have his works included in permanent exhibitions at The National Museum
of the United States Air Force at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH; the Smithsonian
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and the Air Force Art Collection in Washington, DC
Doug continues to be actively involved in the art and documentary programs.
Doug is an accomplished yachtsman and an old-time private pilot. He is a history buff and has
traveled around the world for both pleasure and work. He continues to enjoy travel and sneaks in plein
air painting as often as possible. Doug currently resides and paints in his studio in Santa Fe, NM.
Yale University, Joseph Albers Program, 1960
Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, 1958 -1954
Oil Painters of America (OPA)
New York Society of Illustrators
US Air Force Documentary Program
US Coast Guard Public Affairs Program
Boston Design Management Institute
Avon Products, Inc., Creative Director, 1996-1971
2010 OPA Annual National Juried Exhibition, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2009 OPA Annual National Juried Exhibition, Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009-2007 David Barnett Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2007 Worthington Gallery, Butler, MD
2005 Howard Mandeville Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2005 Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
2005 OPA Regional Juried Exhibition, Snow Fire Gallery, Estes Park, CO
2005 OPA Annual National Juried Exhibition, Award of Excellence, Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago, Il
2004 OPA Annual National Juried Exhibition, Award of Excellence, Howard Mandeville Gallery,
2003 OPA Annual National Juried Exhibition, Nichols Fine Art Gallery, Taos, NM
Numerous private collections
Encaustic works from Eric Gill Alphabet Stone, Santa Fe, NM, 2008 - 2004
US Air Force Documentary Program, Washington, DC, 2008-1965
Works in permanent exhibit:
2008 Multilateral Exercise Cope Tiger, Korat, Udonthani, Thailand Humanitarian Mission
2006 Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, F22 Lead Pilot’s Portrait
2005 Langley Air Force Base, Langley, VA, F15 Program
2004 Nellis Air Force Base, NV, F22 Program
2001 Diego Garcia, Afghan War Coverage
2001 Wright Patterson Air Museum, Dayton, OH
1975 Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC