Zaplin Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
William A. Karges Fine Art, Carmel, CA
John Christopher Smith was born in Ireland, but only spent the first 12 years of his life there before making the pilgrimage to America with his family. He served in World War I, and after returning to the United States began to study art under Robert Henri, the Ashcan artist known for his great portraits. Smith was also close with painter Franz Bischoff. The two would travel through the West painting the land and its diverse residents. Smith was especially moved by the Pueblo People of New Mexico and Arizona. His work is quite varied: California landscapes, scenes of Los Angeles rail workers, farmers and homesteaders, coastal and marine paintings, florals and, to the delight of Western collectors, many beautiful images of Native American subjects under clear desert skies.
Phone: (480) 945-0225
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