GORDON DEAN SMITH PAINTING AT JENNMAUR GALLERY  
     
  GORDON DEAN SMITH (SCOTTISH/AMERICAN 1897-1979)  
 

Gordon Dean Smith was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 10th, 1897. He attended Northwestern University and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.  Smith studied water color with Russell Flint in London and modern painting with Andre L'Hote in Paris. He exhibited in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh; Royal Academy, London; Salon des Independants, Paris. He also exhibited in the National Academy, New York; Art Institute, Chicago, and in private galleries in New York, Chicago, and St. Louis. Gordon Dean Smith painted portraits on commission in London, Paris, Italy, New York, Cleveland, and Chicago, including portraits of Amelia Earhart and Robert Bruce, Bishop of Virginia. He was a teacher of painting and illustration at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and he taught painting and illustration with emphasis on color at  the Newark School of Fine and Applied Art. Gordon Dean Smith painted and traveled in England, Scotland, Wales, Belgium, Holland, Germany, France, Italy, Greece.  For two years, while travelling in Europe, Smith headquartered in London where he was appointed an Honorary Member of the Chelsea Art Club. During the last ten years of his life, Smith painted landscapes, marines, and modern expressionist and abstract works.  His paintings hang in 21 states and 8 foreign countries.  He died in 1976.

Ref: Information provided by family members, widow of the artist ( now deceased) and his grandson .

 
     
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Gordon Dean Smith (Scottish/American 1897-1976) "Arial View of Sunbury Pennsylvania at 3000 Ft" Oil on canvas circa 1945
Dimensions: Image h=23&1/2 in, w=29&1/2 in, frame w=4 in