Francis Lee Smith, Creator & Builder of the Smith Mansion
Specialty - Pen & Ink
As an Artist, Lee had a true gift. He could design, sketch, and build anything his mind could imagine. Not only did Lee create his home, the Smith Mansion, but other fantastic artwork as well. He was a very talented artist, drawing his large pieces, using pen and ink. Some refer to it as 1960's Pop Art, others refer to it as Surrealism at its finest. All I know, Lee's drawings are intense, captivating and extremely detailed.
Angela Brock Nelson - Chicago, Illinois
Artist of Custom Portraits:
Pen & Ink, Charcoal and Pencil
"I have been doing portraiture off and on since
high school. Although I only had a chance to
meet Lee once or twice, I am really excited
about having such a captivating and intriguing
subject.....and for a cause that is close to my heart."