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Sponsor: Edmond Visual Arts Commission partnered with Citizens Bank
Woman with Shawl is our first of three art pieces by Shirley Thomson Smith.
Shirley Thomson Smith is an Oklahoma City artist who made a courageous move to jump start her career. She was a single parent with one year of alimony left and had a job that she hated. She decided that if she was ever going to be able to make a living as an artist, she would have to do it then. So she quit her job and starting creating bronze sculptures of strong women inspired by Navajo women she had met in Durango, Colorado. Art galleries in New Mexico began to represent her, and her dream of being a full-time artist became a reality. She has been a Prix de West artist for over 30 years.
Medium type: Bronze
Date created: 2002