Art Smith an important mid-century jewelry artist had his studio in Greenwich Village. Smith’s jewelry ran large, abstract dramatic, took his inspiration from African tribal art costume. See his work at the MFA. via the Jewelry Loupe
Art Smith. One of the leading modernist jewelers of the mid-twentieth century, Smith trained at Cooper Union. Inspired by surrealism, biomorphicism, and primitivism, Art Smith’s jewelry is dynamic in its size and form. Although sometimes massive in scale, his jewelry remains lightweight and wearable. See "From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith".