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Jeffrey Smart Biography
(26th July 1921 - 20th June 2013)
Born in Adelaide, Australia, 1921. Jeffrey Smart studied at the South Australian School of Arts & Crafts from 1939-1941.
From 1948-1950 Jeffrey Smart travelled and studied in Europe. In 1951 he was awarded the Commonwealth Jubilee Art Prize. From 1952 through to 1954 Jeffrey wrote for the Australian newspaper the "Daily Telegraph" as an art critic. From 1956-1963 Jeffrey was part of the team that created the highly successful Australian ABC radio and television children's program the "Argonauts". Jeffrey also participated in the program under the pseudonym "Phidias".
Since 1963 Jeffrey Smart has lived in Italy and regularly visited and exhibited in Australia. In 1999 the University of Sydney awarded him an Honorary Doctorate.
Jeffrey Smart has held over 50 solo exhibitions and in 1999 the Art Gallery of New South Wales held a "Retrospective" of his works which travelled Australia. In 2001 Jeffrey held concurrent exhibitions in Brisbane and Sydney; at Phillip Bacon Galleries and at Australian Galleries. The Brisbane exhibition was of his most recent work and the Sydney exhibition was of his drawings and studies from 1942 through to 2001.
Every significant public Art Gallery around Australia owns and exhibits his work. Jeffrey's work is also included in the collections of the Australian National University, Canberra and Sydney University. Internationally his work is housed in Italy in the Carlo Boatti Collection Milan, and the Thyssen Bornemesza collection Lugano. In America his work hangs in Yale University, New Haven and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
At the opening of Jeffrey Smart's retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in August 1999, Bruce Beresford summed up Jeffrey's works beautifully by saying.
"I had never seen anything like Jeffrey Smart's painting and my admiration for it (and him) has only increased with the passing of the years . . . he could draw superbly and has something to say. The powerful images consisted almost entirely of objects that I believed were without intrinsic beauty - modern buildings, advertising signs, expressways, apartment blocks -but these were arranged into exquisite classical compositions."
- Bruce Beresford, Film & Opera Director, August 1999
Jeffrey Smart died in Tuscany, Italy, 20th June 2013.