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Art & Design Study Collection: James Pierce Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Born in Brooklyn, New York, James Smith Pierce received his PhD in art history from Harvard University. During his career as a professor, Pierce also became an accomplished artist, whose artworks were included in important exhibitions (including a show on land art at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC) and books on contemporary earthworks and site-specific sculpture. Pierce was also a photographer, exhibition curator, and art collector. James Smith Pierce sorted through his many 8.5" X 11 " drawings, graded them (either A, B, or C) and placed them in folders for possible use in future projects. Additional information provided by Carol Smyers, 2019.