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Name Gordon Smith
Biography Gordon Smith (Canadian, b. 1919)

Gordon Smith was born in Hove, England. He was brought by his mother to live in Winnipeg at the age of thirteen. From 1935 to 1937 he took art classes with LL FitzGerald at the Winnipeg School of Art. In 1950 he took painting at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco under Elmer Bischoff. He studied art history in the summer of 1957 at Harvard University in Boston. Smith had achieved a national reputation for his work by the late 1960s. He taught art at the University of British Columbia for twenty-six years. He has won many awards, including the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2009, and was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1996, and is represented in numerous public collections. He currently lives and works in West Vancouver.
Titles & Honors Arts Instructor, University of British Columbia (26 years)
Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, 2009
Order of Canada, 1996
Education Winnipeg School of Art (1935-1937) Winnipeg, MB
California School of Fine Arts (1950) San Francisco, CA
Harvard University, Art History (summer 1957) Boston, MA
Relationships LL FitzGerald (Art Instructor)
Elmer Bischoff (Art Instructor)

Associated Records

Image of Gordon Smith - Untitled

Gordon Smith - Untitled

Mixed media and watercolour on paper

Image of Gordon Smith - Untitled landscape

Gordon Smith - Untitled landscape

Watercolour on paper

Image of Gordon Smith - SB 26

Gordon Smith - SB 26

Watercolour on Arches paper