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Artist Ed Smith Profile (2017)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-03-24

Duration: 00:05:37

Subjects: Smith, Ed (Painter) | Arts | ARTISTS | Painters | BIRDS | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Smith, Ed Interviewee


This segment from the March 24, 2017, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of painter Ed Smith of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Smith is also a professor of painting and drawing at LSU. He discusses: being inspired by the bird life in Louisiana; the symbolism of the birds in his paintings; his technique for painting feathers; the inspiration behind several of his paintings; his love of oil painting; and his artistic process. Host: James Fox-Smith