Sherman Library is presenting an art show featuring works by resident Edmund Smith through Sept. 16.

At 17, Smith, born and raised in Long Island, N.Y., won a top prize in the Metropolitan Opera Set Design Contest and had the honor of receiving his award on the Metropolitan Opera stage.

He attended and graduated from New York Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, served in the U.S. Army and was employed as a graphic artist at Reader’s Digest, where he eventually became involved in direct marketing.

After seven years there, he formed his own graphic design studio and grew it into a full-fledged advertising agency, Smith Advertising in New York City.

He was a member of The Society of Illustrators, the Hundred Million Club, and the Direct Marketing Association.

Smith and his family settled in Norwalk, where he retired and started painting.

Now a resident of Sherman, he devotes his time to painting and has presented his works at multiple shows in the region.

Smith’s paintings include landscapes, portraiture, barns, and nostalgic city scenes.

For more information, call the Sherman Center library at 860-354-2455 or email