Jeffery Smart

Jeffrey Smart 1921-2013

June 22, 2013

Although he assumed an imposing stature in his later years, Jeffrey Smart was a grafter not a dasher. A careful, methodical craftsman, he had little respect for painters such as Sidney Nolan who might produce dozens of canvases in a week. For Smart a painting had to be constructed with the same care that an … More

Jeffrey Smart: Master of Stillness

November 10, 2012

Over the years I’ve met two distinct types of person born and raised in Adelaide. The first believe Adelaide is the finest city on earth and could not imagine living anywhere else. The second claim to have never been there in their lives. Although he is not an out-and-out Adelaide denier, for as long as … More

Jeffrey Smart

June 26, 2010

There is a science fiction aspect to the Australian art market at the moment, with commercial galleries inhabiting parallel universes. Most dealers have struggled to sell anything substantial for much of this year, but every so often a show comes along that sparks a feeding frenzy. Rex Irwin’s current selection of paintings and drawings by … More