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Artist of the moment………Jeffrey Smart


Jeffrey Smart was an Australian artist renown for his photorealist paintings. Jeff Smart was born in Adelaide, Australia in the year 1921.

Smart was well schooled and first studied at the collegiate level at the Adelaide Teacher’s College and the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts. Smart attended the La Grande Chaumiere located in Paris, France. Smart also studied with famed Modernist and Cubist painter Fernand Leger.

At the beginning of his career Smart worked as a drawing instructor and art critic.

Smart spent much of life based out of an area located about one hour from Tuscany,  Italy.

The artist retired in 2011. Smart influenced many Australian painters of today’s modernist painters.

In many of his works there is only one solitary figure. This helps to give the viewer a sense of scale in his work and also a wonderful element to the design. In many works the artist has included a self portrait.

Jeff Smart passed away in 2013.

A short biography and montage of works by Jeffrey Smart:

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 for a print up to $1 million dollars for an original oil painting. The artist also worked in gouache and watercolors.