Jody Hemphill Smith Death – Contemporary Expressionistic Painter and Artist Jody Hemphill Smith has sadly passed away. Jody Hemphill Smith who was described as a lovely, phenomenally creative artist, friend, and the owner of Castle Gallery Fine Art was announced dead today by those affected by her passing.
Jody Hemphill Smith was a longtime resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her wonderful husband, Mark is now recovering from a heart attack and is going to need tremendous support from all their friends. Mark is a tremendously talented musician and author.
Jody Hemphill Smith’s cause of death
The circumstances surrounding the cause of Jody Hemphill Smith’s death have not been made known to the public at the time of this publication. However, her family has confirmed the heartbreaking news. Thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.
Who was Jody Hemphill Smith?
Since she began her career more than three decades ago, Jody Hemphill Smith has established a strong reputation as a painter. Her uninhibited expressions and bright colors light up rooms to create one-of-a-kind living spaces in homes all over the United States, from New York to California.
She was the first woman to ever hold the position of Chair of the Art Department at Valparaiso University, where she taught art for seventeen years at the elementary, high school, and university levels.
At her historic Castle Gallery Fine Art in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Hemphill Smith’s painting career is still going strong to this day. Her love of the outdoors is reflected in her paintings of landscapes, flowers, and plants.
Artist Jody Hemphill Smith and her spouse, attorney Mark Paul Smith, have devoted the last four decades to the West Central neighborhood that is in their hearts. Furthermore, they have showcased fine art in their Castle Gallery, which was formerly the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, for the past two decades of those forty years.
The magnificent “castle” at 1202 W. Wayne St., designed by Wing Mahurin, was constructed in 1902 as a wedding gift for B. Paul Mossman and his wife. It was constructed in the Richardsonian-Romanesque style with granite blocks quarried hundreds of miles away, and is now on the National Register of Historic Places, according to its history. Since its donation to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art by Mossman in 1949, the structure served as the epicenter of art in the city until 1982.
Jody Hemphill Smith obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by the family.
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