May Smith Archive

May Smith Archive

Archive Collection Detail

May Smith (1906-1988) was born in India and arrived in New Zealand with her family in 1921. She first met Frances Hodgkins at Ibiza in 1933 and her example persuaded Smith to take up painting. These documents consist of artwork and correspondence, photographs, sketchbooks, newspaper clippings, audiotapes, diaries, notes, colour slides and ephemera. There are three boxes and separate individual works of art.

Creator
May Smith
Title
May Smith Archive
Linear meters
1.54
Finding aids
Folder Level Listing
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of May Smith Estate, 1991
Accession no
RC2002/3
Restriction type
Restricted Access

Items In This Collection

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French Villa (sketch)
French Villa (sketch)
Production date
circa 1940
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/12
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Grape pickers (sketch for mural)
Grape pickers (sketch for mural)
Production date
circa 1940
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/4
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Group 1950: exhibition of painting, sculpture, pottery
Group 1950: exhibition of painting, sculpture, pottery
Production date
circa 1950
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/9
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Hamilton Old and New (sketch for mural)
Hamilton Old and New (sketch for mural)
Production date
circa 1940
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/3
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Henderson Valley
Henderson Valley
Production date
1948-1949
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/13
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Sketch for mural in John Burns Ships Chandlery Dept 1940
Sketch for mural in John Burns Ships Chandlery Dept 1940
Production date
1940
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/15
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The Pub (sketch for mural)
The Pub (sketch for mural)
Production date
circa 1940
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/5
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Untitled
Untitled
Production date
circa 1940
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/8
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Untitled
Untitled
Production date
1939
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/10
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Untitled
Untitled
Production date
1942
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/14
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Untitled (self portrait?)
Untitled (self portrait?)
Production date
1945
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/7
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Untitled (sketch for mural)
Untitled (sketch for mural)
Production date
circa 1940
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/1
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Untitled (sketch for mural)
Untitled (sketch for mural)
Production date
circa 1940
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/2
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Untitled (still life)
Untitled (still life)
Production date
circa 1940
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/11
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Untitled (still life)
Untitled (still life)
Production date
circa 1940
Credit line
May Smith Archive, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
RC2002/3/6