Biomorphic Ring

Art Smith, American, 1917 - 1982


about 1975

Sterling silver with cabonchon of Mexican opal

Overall: 2 × 1 × 1 in. (5.1 × 2.5 × 2.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Charles L. Russell, Class of 1951



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Personal Adornment

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Course History

SART 65, Architecture I, Zenovia Toloudi, Spring 2015

Publication History

Charles L. Russell, Art as Adornment, The Life and Work of Arthur George Smith, Denver: Outskirts Press, 2016, ill. p. 196.

Published References

Barry R. Harwood, From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith. Brooklyn Museum, 2008. Musée des arts décoratifs de Montréal, Toni Greenbaum, and Martin P. Eidelberg. Messengers of Modernism: American Studio Jewelry 1940–1960. New York: Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts in association with Flammarion, 1996.


The artist; given to his adopted sister, Ina Smith Gordon (1905-1995), upon his death in 1983; given to Charles L. Russell, upon her death in 1995; given to present collection, 2010.

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