Ken Smith Historical Art

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Ken Smith 

Ken Smith, who lives and works in Southwest Virginia is a native of the great state of Tennessee, and is an avid history buff, illustrator, artist, reenactor and living historian.

Work that Smith has designed, art directed or illustrated has appeared in the Print Regional Design Annual, New York Art Director's Club, Society of Illustrators and Society of Publication Designers annuals, Graphis, Communication Arts and Print magazine. He was formerly Design Director/Vice President at Whittle Communications, and co-founder and Creative Director of Media South in Knoxville, Tennessee.

He is a member of the Society of Illustrators, the Society of Publication Designers, the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Coast Guard Art Program as well as the Garrison of Fort Loudoun (the premier French and Indian War living history program).

Smith holds a BFA from the University of Tennessee, an MA from Syracuse University and an MFA from the University of Hartford, and is currently Assistant Professor of Art at Radford University where he teaches graphic design.

He is available for commissions, and may be reached at, and you can follow him on Twitter @kshistoricalart, on Facebook, Tumblr, or at his blog at