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Art Exhibit: Ken Smith (Soldiers of World War 2)

June 2 – July 23

Each painting in this series is carefully researched and corresponds to a specific incident in World War Two, with subject matter spanning the globe from the snowy forests of Finland to the desert islands of the Pacific.

The ElectricCoGallery is proud to present our fourth public art exhibit with featured artist Ken Smith.

This series of life-like paintings feature World War 2 soldiers engaged in battle across a myriad of war-torn landscapes within the World War 2 theater. Ken is not just a suburb artist capturing human emotions within the context of warfare, but his love for history and historical accuracy is exceptionally represented in this exhibit.


Ken Smith is an illustrator, painter, graphic designer and college professor, among other things.  He  has been a professor of Graphic Design at Radford University since 2008, and is an avid history buff, designer, illustrator, re-enactor, living historian, and a proud native of the great state of Tennessee. 

Formerly Design Director / Vice President at Whittle Communications, he designed and developed magazines, books, posters and various other media properties. He was co-founder and Creative Director of Media South, a design and marketing firm specializing in editorial media and corporate branding. 

He is also a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the Coast Guard Art Program (where he was awarded the prestigious George Grey Award of Artistic Excellence on four separate occasions). His paintings are featured at both the East Tennessee Historical Society and the McClung Museum in Knoxville, Tennessee, as well as at Fort Loudoun State Historic Area museum in Vonore, Tennessee.

He holds a BFA (painting) from the University of Tennessee, an MA (illustration) from Syracuse University and an MFA (illustration) from the University of Hartford.


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