Gary Ernest Smith

b. 1942, Highland, UT

"Barn Shape Silhouette"

Oil on canvas
Signed lower right: Gary Ernest Smith; signed again and with the artist's copyright, and titled, on the stretcher
36" H x 40" W

  • Notes: Gary Ernest Smith was born in Baker City, Oregon in 1942, which was a town set in a rural area of the Columbia Plateau. After studying at Eastern Oregon College and Brigham Young University, the high desert region where Smith grew up would prove to be an endless source of artistic inspiration.

    Throughout his career, Smith had the opportunity to travel and study the works of both European and Southwestern artists that would later inform his own artistic practice. His work, which often described as Regionalist in character, has often been described in terms of its relation to paintings by artists such as Maynard Dixon, Thomas Hart Benton, and Grant Wood.

    Smith served as the director of the Brigham Young University art gallery for three terms, and his work has been the subject of numerous solo and traveling exhibitions held across the country. Today, he lives and works in the state of Utah.
  • Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Craquelure scattered throughout the sky. Small spots of white paint in the barn upper right and lower right.

    Blacklight: No evidence of restoration.

    Frame: 43.5" H x 47.5" W x 3" D

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