Smart, Jeffrey, 1921-2013

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Dates:
Birth 1921-07-26
Death 2013-06-20
Australians
English

Biographical notes:

Painter. Born in Adelaide, Jeffrey Smart has lived in Italy for many years. He has exhibited regularly since 1957. See Alan McCulloch 'The Encyclopaedia of Australian Art'. Michael (David Michael) Shannon, painter, was born at Kapunda, S. A., in 1927 and died in 1993. Shannon studied at the National Gallery of Victoria, 1945-48 and then studied in London, Paris and Florence. His art has won numerous awards. Shannon was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1979. He was an art critic for the Australian, 1973-75 and lecturer at Prahran CAE, 1970-74.

From the description of Papers of Jeffrey Smart [manuscript]. 1956-1992. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225829146

Painter. Jeffrey Smart was born in Adelaide in 1921 and attended Adelaide Teacher's College and the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts. He travelled to Europe in 1948, studying with Fernand Leger in Paris. During the 1940s and 1950s, Smart worked as a teacher, art critic and in television and radio arts programs in order to support his future career as a painter. In 1963, he moved permanently to Arezzo, Italy. Smart is best known for his depictions of depopulated urban environments, focussing on the constructed, man made elements of the industrial landscape.

From the description of Letters of Jeffrey Smart written to Desmond Gregory, 1997-2010 [manuscript]. [1997-2010] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 747854643

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Subjects:

  • Painting, Australian--20th century
  • Painters--Correspondence
  • Artists--Correspondence
  • Painters--Archives

Occupations:

  • Painter
  • Artists

Places:

  • Australia (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)