The Art of Wallace Herndon Smith
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New December 2022! This biographical profile celebrates the life and work of the prolific 20th Century American artist, Wallace Herndon Smith.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: Visual Arts-388**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • After viewing this video, show images of Realism and Abstract art from the 1940s to students and have them react to both Smith’s work and to the work of artists in those styles.


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.