About Us

Founded in 1960 by Gene Smith, Littlehouse Galleries was one of the most established and respected galleries in the Southeast.  The business was created to provide quality art and framing services in a time when there were few options for either in Alabama's largest city. 

The original name "Littlehouse on Linden" was derived from the original gallery location, a "little house" on Linden Avenue in Homewood, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham.  Over the years, the gallery grew, a new facility was built adjacent to the original "little house", and the business became known as Littlehouse Galleries.  Littlehouse Galleries was proud to be one of the South's largest, representing over 100 local and regional artists in our 12,000 square foot facility.   

When Gene Smith passed away in 2005, the gallery transitioned in ownership and management to the founders two sons, Foster Smith and Steven Smith, and his business partner Mack Cumuze.  Our Gallery Manager, Michael Bradley, has been with the gallery over twenty years, and our Senior Framing Supervisor Richard Dowd has been at Littlehouse almost 30 years. Additional staff at Littlehouse includes Daniel Lord - specializing in art restoration work.  Littlehouse was closed in May of 2017, after the passing of Mack Cumuze. 

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