Smart, Jeffrey (1921-)

Also known as
Smart, Frank Jeffrey Edison (1921-2013)
Smart, Frank Jeffrey Edson (1921-2013)
Smart, Jeff (1921-2013)
Smart, Jeffrey (1921-2013)
Field of activity
Artist; Painter; Art critic; Draughtsman; art critic for the Daily Telegraph; Sydney 1952 - 1954 Sydney NSW; drawing teacher 1962 - 1963 National Art School; Sydney; NSW; "Phideas; (ANZSIC code: P) 1962 - 1963 National Art School; Melbourne; VIC
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an36163715
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-616747

Biographies

With a career lasting over sixty years the Adelaide born artist Jeffrey Smart was an expatriate realist painter best known for his depiction of isolated individuals in industrial landscapes.

Jeffrey Smart was born in Adelaide on July 26, 1921, as the only son of Francis Isaac Smart, a real estate agent and his second wife, Emmeline Mildred (nee Edson). His elder half-sister was from his father’s first marriage. He first travelled to Europe when he was a child of four, but after the Great Depression destroyed his father’s business, life became more confined. Nevertheless he was able to take Saturday drawing classes from the age of 12. His early interest was in architecture, but financial reality meant that he became a trainee teacher instead. He also attended classes at the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts.He was fortunate that the pioneer modernist, Dorrit Black had returned to Adelaide and it was she who first introduced him to the clean pure lines and cubic forms of modernism. He began teaching school in 1941,the same year he first exhibited with the Royal South Australian Society of Arts. He then approached a Melbourne commercial gallery, where he held his first solo exhibition. His clear-toned smooth painted geometric urban landscapes, where human figures sometimes appear as an intrusion, led him to be seen as an inoffensive modernist, an artist who could straddle both the Charm School and Surrealism.He first travelled to Europe as an adult in 1948. His experience of the great European collections, especially the work of Cezanne which he saw in Paris,and the work of the Quattrocento Italian artists helped mature his own vision. Smart returned to Adelaide in 1951 ...

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  • fl. 1938 - c.2010

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Design and Art Australia Online

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Sydney University, Sydney, NSW
  • National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
  • Queensland Art Gallery
  • Jeffrey Smart Retrospective
  • Ocean to Outback: Australian landscape painting 1850-1950
  • Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart Paintings 1940-2011
  • Jeffrey Smart: a review exhibition
  • Jeffrey Smart retrospective
  • Jeffrey Smart in context
  • JEFFREY SMART: UNSPOKEN
  • Recent Australian Painting
  • Dunlop Art Contest N.S.W. Exhibition
  • Realism-Sydney 72
  • Arts Vietnam
  • (see also) Commonwealth Jubilee Prize
  • (see also) Hick, Jacqueline
  • (see also) Bellette, Jean Mary
  • (see also) Black, Dorrit
  • (see also) Madigan, Rosemary Wynnis

    <p>Fellow student with</p>

  • (see also) O'Brien, Justin
  • (see also) Seidel, Brian

    <p>studied art with Smart at South Australian School of Art</p>

  • (see also) Study for Taxi Stand
  • (see also) Morning, Yarragon siding
  • (see also) Wallaroo
  • (see also) (Study for the painting "Wasteland II")
  • (see also) Strange Street
  • (see also) Corrugated Gioconda
  • (see also) On the roof, Taylor Square
  • (see also) Lunch hour
  • (see also) Study for The Traffic Reflector
  • (see also) Coogee Baths study
  • (see also) Study for Coogee Baths
  • (see also) Coogee Baths - Winter
  • (see also) Sunstrip Baths
  • (see also) Sketch for The Mutes
  • (see also) The Mutes
  • (see also) The Bicycle Race II
  • (see also) The Bicycle Race III
  • (see also) The Bathing Boxes
  • (see also) Approach to the EUR
  • (see also) Morning at Savona
  • (see also) The Golf Links
  • (see also) Over the Hill, The Bicycle Race

Libraries Australia

  • (see also) Royal South Australian Society of Arts National Art School
  • (see also) Daily Telegraph (Sydney)
  • (see also) The Argonauts (ABC Radio)
  • (see also) Children's Hour (ABC-TV)
  • (see also) King's School, Parramatta

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  1. Jeffrey Smart : artist file
    Smart, Jeffrey, 1921-
    [ Book ]
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  2. Smart's labyrinth : Jeffrey Smart - artist
    [ Video : 1994 ]
    At Corangamite Regional
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  3. Memorial service to celebrate the life of Frank Jeffrey Edson Smart AO 26 July 1921 - 20 June 2013 : Friday 29 November 2013, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Gandel Hall
    Smart, Jeffrey, 1921-2013
    [ Book : 2013 ]
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  4. Jeffrey Smart : the estate of the artist and selected important paintings : exhibition, 31 May - 25 June 2016
    Smart, Jeffrey, 1921-2013
    [ Book : 2016 ]
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  5. Letters of Jeffrey Smart written to Desmond Gregory
    Smart, Jeffrey, 1921-2013
    [ Unpublished : 1997-2010 ]
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  6. Jeffrey Smart : exhibition of paintings
    Smart, Jeffrey, 1921-2013
    [ Book : 1965 ]
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  7. Truck and trailer heading into a city
    Smart, Jeffrey, 1921-
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  8. Jeffrey Smart : exhibition of drawings, watercolours & studies
    Smart, Jeffrey, 1921-
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  9. Jeffrey Smart : 22 October-23 November 1996
    Smart, Jeffrey, 1921-2013
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  10. Jeffrey Smart : the question of portraiture
    Smart, Jeffrey, 1921-2013
    [ Book : 2009 ]
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  1. Jeffrey Smart : artist file
    Smart, Jeffrey, 1921-
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  2. Memorial service to celebrate the life of Frank Jeffrey Edson Smart AO 26 July 1921 - 20 June 2013 : Friday 29 November 2013, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Gandel Hall
    Smart, Jeffrey, 1921-2013
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  3. Letters of Jeffrey Smart written to Desmond Gregory
    Smart, Jeffrey, 1921-2013
    [ Unpublished : 1997-2010 ]
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  4. Jeffrey Smart : exhibition of paintings
    Smart, Jeffrey, 1921-2013
    [ Book : 1965 ]
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  5. [Biographical cuttings on Jeffrey Smart, artist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
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  6. Truck and trailer heading into a city
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  7. Jeffrey Smart : exhibition of drawings, watercolours & studies
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  8. Jeffrey Smart : 22 October-23 November 1996
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  9. Jeffrey Smart : the question of portraiture
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  10. Jeffrey Smart
    TCN-9 (Television Station : Sydney, N.S.W.)
    [ Video : 1999 ]
    At Art Gallery NSW Lib
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  1. Smart, Jeffrey (1921-2013)
    Artist; Painter; Art critic; ; Draughtsman; art critic for the Daily Telegraph; Sydney 1952 - 1954 Sydney NSW; drawing teacher 1962 - 1963 National Art School; Sydney; NSW; "Phideas; 561; (ANZSIC code: P) 1962 - 1963 National Art School; P; Melbourne; VIC
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  1. REGISTRATION OF STOCK BRANDS ACT, 1921.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 3 February 1933 [Issue No.19] p 610

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    ... OF STOCK BRANDS ACT, 1921. NOTICE is hereby given, in terms of the provisions of seation 8 of the ... , Stuart Town Schumac-k Aiden, Evelorna, 97 Piper st., Bathurst White John Lawrence, Staimifer Smart Jack ... 1324 words
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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Wednesday 15 October 1969 [Issue No.122 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 4147

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    ... REGISTRATION OP STOCK BRANDS ACT, 1921 Hie lists of Stock Brands registered during the months of ... Address: 140 Kingston! Smith Drive, Hamilton Brisbane Izzard Jeffrey William & Maxwell John, "Longsight ... 5371 words
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    ... REGISTRATION OF STOCK BRANDS ACT, 1921 The lists of Stock Brands registered during the months of ... , REGISTRATION OF STOCK BRANDS ACT, 1921 The lists of Stock Brands registered during the month of March, 1973. J ... 2794 words
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  1. Family Notices
    Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Saturday 30 July 1921 p 29 Family Notices
    ... Mr. and Mre. P. J. Xobnan. of 'Moo-rundie,' Georgetown— a son (Kevil Haymond). ,' SMART (nee Edson). ... —On the 26th July, at Memorial Hospital, North Adelaide, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smart, of Hawthorn—a ... 10726 words
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  2. Cox—Jeffrey
    Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954) Tuesday 14 June 1938 p 10 Article
    ... Cox-Jeffrey Now speeding their honeymoon on the North-West Coast, Joan Emmeline, eldest daughter of ... Mr. and Mrs. Ii. T. Jeffrey, 278 Charles stroet, Launceston and Arthur Vernon, son of Mr, and Mrs. L ... 140 words
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  3. WINDSOR—JEFFREY
    Goulburn Evening Post (NSW : 1940 - 1954) Wednesday 4 December 1946 p 3 Article
    ... WINDSOR—JEFFREY A wedding of local interest was celebrated by the Rev. Chas. Ed-ward Adams, at All ... bride travelling in a smart grey tailored costume, writh blue blouse and hat to match, and black ... 470 words
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  2. Australian artist Jeffrey Smart dies
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  4. The Art of Jeffrey Smart
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