He sketched many of these people at events or informal settings:
|The great poet Carl Sandburg was a good friend of Smith's|
|Radio celebrity Henry Morgan|
|British illustrator Paul Hogarth|
|Artist Adolf Dehn|
|Band leader Paul Whiteman|
Smith's sketchbooks are filled with dozens and dozens of faces, hands, even shoes of creative people he met along the way. One of the things I enjoy most about these portraits is that they were not illustrations commissioned by a client, but rather purely personal works reflecting the international camraderie of the artistic community.