REBEKAH L. SMITH


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Rebekah L. Smith grew up in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, a rural farming community in the Laurel Mountains. Her lifelong interest in art was enhanced by an appreciation for country antiques and folk art at home. She became a serious student of the Rufus Porter style and Pennsylvania decorative painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries. She has combined these with old surfaces to evolve her own style.

The objects Smith paints are early boxes, furniture that needs redoing, and early tinware. She continues the art of the itinerant limner in her wall murals, faux graining, and stenciling in homes. She also paints locally handcrafted bride’s boxes and overmantels built from early boards, and does custom work for clients who have furniture and smalls they want painted.

Each piece is Smith’s own interpreted design and one-of-a-kind. She researches and studies designs in museums and antiques shops, touching and looking at original surfaces. Smith strives for artistic excellence and museum quality.

She lives with her husband, Bruce, and their three daughters in the Western Reserve of Ohio, where they are restoring an 1838 home.

Rebekah L. Smith Folk Artist
11841 Caves Rd.
Chesterland, OH 44026
Phone: 216-712-5233
Email: rlsmithfolkartist@gmail.com
Website: www.rebekahlsmith.com

Rebekah L. Smith has been selected for the following Directories:

2016
Year: 2016, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2015
Year: 2015, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2014
Year: 2014, 
				Category: Ornamental painting
ORNAMENTAL PAINTING
2014
Year: 2014, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2013
Year: 2013, 
				Category: Ornamental painting
ORNAMENTAL PAINTING
2013
Year: 2013, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2012
Year: 2012, 
				Category: Ornamental painting
ORNAMENTAL PAINTING
2012
Year: 2012, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2011
Year: 2011, 
				Category: Ornamental painting
ORNAMENTAL PAINTING
2011
Year: 2011, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2010
Year: 2010, 
				Category: Ornamental painting
ORNAMENTAL PAINTING
2010
Year: 2010, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2009
Year: 2009, 
				Category: Ornamental painting
ORNAMENTAL PAINTING
2009
Year: 2009, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2008
Year: 2008, 
				Category: Textiles or needlework
TEXTILES OR NEEDLEWORK
2007
Year: 2007, 
				Category: Ornamental painting
ORNAMENTAL PAINTING
2006
Year: 2006, 
				Category: Ornamental painting
ORNAMENTAL PAINTING
2005
Year: 2005, 
				Category: Ornamental painting
ORNAMENTAL PAINTING
2000
Year: 2000, 
				Category: Ornamental painting
ORNAMENTAL PAINTING
Biography updated October 3, 2016   Photograph updated October 3, 2016  Contact information updated March 24, 2015
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