Smith, Joshua (1905-1995)

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Smith, Josh (1905-1995)
Smith, William Joshua (1905-1995)
Field of activity
Artist; Teacher
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Painter, predominantly of traditional portraits whose sitters included fellow artist Lloyd Rees. Smith, who also worked as an art teacher, won the Archibald Prize in 1944.

(William) Joshua Smith (b. 1905 March 12, Sydney, NSW; d 1995 July 22, Sydney). Known as Joshua Smith, or 'Josh’ to his friends. Traditional painter in oils, and a teacher. Not to be confused with Josh Smith, a modern New York (USA) artist. Career Smith is best known for his portraits, but also created many still life and landscape paintings. His career as a portrait painter was interrupted by World War II, during which he worked as a camouflage artist with Douglas Annand , James Cook, William Dobell , Adrien Feint , Donald Friend , and Robert Emerson Curtis who was their foreman.. From 1967 to 1972, Smith taught portraiture at the Royal Art Society of NSW. He became dissatisfied and left to set up his own school at Lane Cove. Most of his students followed him.. Soon afterward, he appointed his former student Yve Close as assistant teacher. After Smith died in 1995, the school continued for ten years under Close’s direction, until family illness caused her to close it. Studies Smith studied drawing and painting with E.M. Smith and sculpture with Rayner Hoff at East Sydney Technical College; drawing and painting at Sydney Art School (now The Julian Ashton Art School), briefly with Julian Ashton , and eight years with Henry C. Gibbons. From 1937 he studied drawing with Adelaide Perry. Influences Early and life-long influences were George Washington Lambert , W.B. McInnes, Sir William Orpen and Augustus John. Smith’s sketch- and note-books indicate immense lifelong interest in ...

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  • fl. 1930 - 1995

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  1. [Joshua Smith : Art & Artist Files (Australia and New Zealand)]
    Smith, Joshua, 1905-1995
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
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  2. Joshua Smith, his known art works 1905-1995 / Yve Close
    Close, Yve
    [ Book : 1999 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  3. Catalogue of his known paintings, drawings, linocuts and sculpture / by Yve Close
    Close, Yve
    [ Book : 1999 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  4. Joshua Smith, artist, 1905-1995 / Yve Close
    Close, Yve
    [ Book : 1998-1999 ]
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    Joshua Smith, artist, 1905-1995 / Yve Close
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  5. Papers of Joshua Smith
    Smith, Joshua, 1905-1995
    [ Unpublished : 1920-1995 ]
    At Art Gallery NSW Lib
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  6. Joshua Smith interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
    Smith, Joshua, 1905-1995
    [ Sound : 1965 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Joshua Smith interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
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  7. Portrait, Sir Adolph Basser C.B.E. Joshua Smith
    Smith, Joshua, 1905-1995
    [ Art work : 1955 ]
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  8. The late Wallace Wurth / Joshua Smith
    Smith, Joshua, 1905-1995
    [ Art work : 1954 ]
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  9. Sir Hans Heysen O.B.E., at 90 & 5 months / Joshua Smith
    Smith, Joshua, 1905-1995
    [ Art work : 1968 ]
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    Sir Hans Heysen O.B.E., at 90 & 5 months / Joshua Smith
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  1. [Joshua Smith : Art & Artist Files (Australia and New Zealand)]
    Smith, Joshua, 1905-1995
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 146,401.484)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 146,401.484)

  2. Joshua Smith, his known art works 1905-1995 / Yve Close
    Close, Yve
    [ Book : 1999 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 140,497.078)

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  3. Catalogue of his known paintings, drawings, linocuts and sculpture / by Yve Close
    Close, Yve
    [ Book : 1999 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  4. Joshua Smith, artist, 1905-1995 / Yve Close
    Close, Yve
    [ Book : 1998-1999 ]
    At 32 libraries
    Joshua Smith, artist, 1905-1995 / Yve Close
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  5. Papers of Joshua Smith
    Smith, Joshua, 1905-1995
    [ Unpublished : 1920-1995 ]
    At Art Gallery NSW Lib
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  6. Joshua Smith : artist file
    Smith, Joshua
    [ Book ]
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  7. [Biographical cuttings on Joshua Smith, artist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  8. Joshua Smith interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
    Smith, Joshua, 1905-1995
    [ Sound : 1965 ]
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    Joshua Smith interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
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  9. Portrait of Joshua Smith, 1994]
    Weight, Greg, 1946-
    [ Photograph : 1994 ]
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    Portrait of Joshua Smith, 1994]
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  10. [Joshua Smith : Australian Art and Artists file]
    [ Published ]
    At State Library VIC
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  1. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Joshua Smith, of 79, Stewart-street, Paddington.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 8 July 1890 [Issue No.364] p 5284

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. (2,540) IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Joshua Smith, of 79, Stewart ... 98 words
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  2. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Joshua Smith, of 79, Stewart-street, Paddington. To the Official Assignee and Creditors.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 7 July 1893 [Issue No.482] p 5339

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... ». (2,540) IN BANKRUPTCY. Be Joshua Smith, of 79, Stewart-street, Paddington. To the Official Assignee ... . JOSHUA SMITH. Willtam: Henry Mahout, Solicitor for the Bankrupt, 142, King-street, Sydney. 6210 6s. 6d. ... 118 words
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  3. RE will of WILLIAM JOSHUA SAUNDERS, late of The
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 5 April 1946 [Issue No.35] p 897

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... RE will of WILLIAM JOSHUA SAUNDERS, late of The Lawn, Barcombe Mills, near Lewes, Sussex, insurance ... -1940), Perpetual Trustee Company Limited, the attorney for the executor of the will of the said William Joshua ... 199 words
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  1. Smith, Joshua Toulmin (1816-1869)
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  3. Smith, Sophy
    Composer
    ... Thomson, Joshua ... Sophy Smith is a British Composer who is mentioned in 1 event in the AusStage database ...
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  1. "JOSHUA SMITH"
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Tuesday 27 June 1944 p 4 Article
    ... "JOSHUA SMITH''   Sir,—It is with great interest I read of an American syndidate want-ing to ... purchase the painting of Jushua Smith by William Dobell, winner of the Archibald prize. Be-fore it goes, ... 79 words
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  2. JOSHUA SMITH REVERSES ROLES
    Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Saturday 20 January 1945 p 5 Article
    ... JOSHUA SMITH REVERSES ROLES GYDNEY.-Inspired .by recent pub. licity, fluctuations in local ... gallery of N S.W. with their aesthetic offspring. The award of the 1944 compettion has gone to Mr. Joshua ... 125 words
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  3. OBITUARY. MR. JOSHUA SMITH.
    Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1922 - 1933) Tuesday 19 March 1929 p 5 Article
    ... OBITUARY. MR. JOSHUA SMITH. CLIFTON. Monday.—Mr. Joshua Smith, of Salisbury, Eliangowaji. Clifton ... Mr. Smith cauie to Queensland" SO years ago, goiug first to Ipswich, then to Talgai and Allora ... 138 words
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  3. The late Wallace Wurth / Joshua Smi ...
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    Weight, Greg, 1 ...
    [ Photograph : 1994 ]
    Portrait of Joshua Smith, 1994]
  5. Portrait of Yve Close and Joshua Sm ...
    Weight, Greg, 1 ...
    [ Photograph : 1994 ]
    Portrait of Yve Close and Joshua Smith 1994 / photograph by Greg Weight
  6. Chicago, as seen after the great co ...
    Smith, Joshua
    [ Photograph : 1871 ]
  1. Joshua Dyason
    Joshua Dyason
    Created by caseycummings, 18 items.

    early life in Sydney and Melbourne; for 1870s onwards see John Dyason

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  2. Robert Smith
    Robert Smith
    Created by bancam, 59 items.

    The family of Robert Smith (b 1804 in Aberdeen, d 1889 in Victoria) and Elizabeth Susannah Faulder (1808-1885). Robert was a piano maker / tuner who emigrated to the Colony of Victoria in 1853. He w...

    Keywords: Pianoforte, Robert Smith
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  3. DIBDIN Thomas Joshua And Elizabeth W (Johns)
    DIBDIN Thomas Joshua And Elizabeth W (Johns)
    Created by gillymegs, 13 items.

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  1. Joshua J. Smith photography
    Smith, Joshua J.
    [ Archived website, Periodical : 2000-2019 ]
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    At 2 libraries
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  2. Joshua Toulmin Smith. Copies of papers in the matter of the petition of Joshua Toulmin Smith
    Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
    [ Government publication, Article : 1846-2006 ]
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    At 2 libraries
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  3. Artistic genius thrown into unwanted limelight. -Obituary, Joshua Smith.-
    Kolenberg, Hendrik
    Australian
    [ Article : 1995 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 353.756)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 353.756)

  4. Eckhardt, Joshua, and Daniel Starza Smith, eds, Manuscript Miscellanies in Early Modern England.(Book review)
    Brodie, Nicholas D
    Parergon
    [ Article : 2015 ]
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  1. Joshua Bowen Smith correspondence
    Smith, Joshua Bowen, 1813-1879
    [ Published ]
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  2. Joshua Logan papers
    Logan, Joshua
    [ Published ]
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  3. Joshua Leavitt family papers
    Leavitt, Joshua, 1794-1873
    [ Published ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 293.749)

  1. Study of Joshua Smith
    DOBELL, William
    [ Art work, Book : 1940 ]
    View online
    At National Gallery Aus
    Study of Joshua Smith
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  2. Joshua Smith 1943
    DOBELL, William
    [ Book : 1946 ]
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  3. Joshua Smith - teacher aide at Jigalong
    [ Book : 1978 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 601.03)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 601.03)

  4. Mike's world : Michael Smith & Joshua White (and other collaborators)
    Smith, Michael, 1951 Mar. 8-
    [ Book : 2007 ]
    Mike's world : Michael Smith & Joshua White (and other collaborators)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 548.287)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 548.287)

  1. Joshua : an oratorio / set to musick by Mr. Handel
    Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
    [ Printed music : 1748-1749 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 381.393)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 381.393)

  2. Joshua / Epiphany Films presents ; Artisan Home Entertainment, Inc
    Family Home Entertainment (Firm)
    [ Video : 2001-2004 ]
    At 7 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 318.917)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 318.917)

  3. Joshua : a sacred oratorio / composed in the year 1747 by G.F. Handel
    Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759
    [ Printed music : 1789 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 267.221)

  4. Joshua judges Ruth / Lyle Lovett
    Lovett, Lyle
    [ Sound : 1992 ]
    At 2 libraries
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