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Sculptor Marc Andries Smit, who blended histories of Coral Gables and Cuba, dies at 62Marc Andries Smit, 62

Marc Andries Smit had a secure future as a businessman, working with his aviator father in steelwork. But this Cuban-born student of archaeology, art and history had other designs.

So, at 41, in 1995, Smit traded his office for a chisel and brush and found success as a sculptor for the next 21 years of his life. The only remaining vestige of his earlier profession was his impeccable manner of dress, including tie.

"I can be Bohemian at certain levels, but I also have a serious respo

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