Jeffrey Smart, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Jeffrey Smart

Australian artist known for his modernist depictions of urban landscapes

Date of Birth: 26-Jul-1921

Place of Birth: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Date of Death: 20-Jun-2013

Profession: painter

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Leo


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About Jeffrey Smart

  • Frank Jeffrey Edson Smart, (26 July 1921 – 20 June 2013) was an expatriate Australian painter known for his precisionist depictions of urban landscapes that are "full of private jokes and playful allusions".Smart was born and educated in Adelaide where he worked as an Art teacher.
  • After departing for Europe in 1948 he studied in Paris at La Grande Chaumière, and later at the Académie Montmartre under Fernand Léger.
  • He returned to Australia 1951, living in Sydney, and began exhibiting frequently in 1957.
  • In 1963, he moved to Italy.
  • After a successful exhibition in London, he bought a rural property called "Posticcia Nuova" near Arezzo in Tuscany.
  • He resided there with his partner until his death. His autobiography, Not Quite Straight, was published in 1996.
  • A major retrospective of his works travelled around Australian art galleries 1999–2000.

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