Artwork Title: Tree of Life - Artist Name: Harry Smith

Tree of Life

Harry Smith, 1954

Artwork Title: Tree of Life - Artist Name: Harry SmithArtwork Title: Tree of Life - Artist Name: Harry Smith
Photograph by Jordan Belson of the lost original. [http://roskofrenija.blogspot.nl/2012/10/fred-tomaselli-slikarski-radio-gaga.html] Harry Smith created this brilliant and unique interpretation of the Tree of Life in 1954 when he was employed at Inkweed Arts, a greeting card company owned by Lionel Ziprin. 500 copies were printed in the first edition. The Tree of Life was shown at the Whitney Museum exhibit “Beat Culture and the New America 1950-1965″. The 1997 edition is printed from the original collotype plates executed by Jordan Belson. [http://harrysmitharchives.com/?product=tree-of-life-in-the-four-worlds]

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