About

Gordon Smith (1919-2020) is a key figure in contemporary Canadian art. Since the 1950s, he worked continuously to expand the dialogue between abstraction and representation. In his tangled paintings, there is the insinuation of entire fields of colour below the surface. Over the course of his 75-year long career he has made paintings employing that procedure of looping and overlapping, the movement of line to line, texture into texture and colour into colour. His work has been an evolving search for balance between abstraction and his love of the land, which has given us insight into both the act of painting and the essence of the West Coast.

Selected Works

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Gordon Smith

Snow XXI

1996

Acrylic on Canvas

  • 75" x 67"
Gordon Smith

Garden: The Byway

1999

Acrylic on Paper

  • Image size: 26” x 21 1/2”
    Frame size: 37” x 29”
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Gordon Smith

Untitled

2014

Ink on Paper

  • Image size: 26” x 39”
    Framed size: 35 3/4” x 48 3/4”
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Gordon Smith

E.V. 14

2015

Acrylic on Photographic Paper

  • Image size: 10” x 9 1/2”
    Framed size: 11” x 11 1/2”
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Gordon Smith

Pacific Rim Trees III

2001

Acrylic on Paper

  • Image Size: 32” x 23”
    Frame Size: 41 1/2” x 32”
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Gordon Smith

Drawing #2

2016

Ink and Watercolour on Printed Image

  • 12 1/2" x 15"
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Gordon Smith

Study L

1995

Acrylic on Paper

  • 9 1/4" x 5 3/4"
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey
Gordon Smith

Untitled E

2017

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas

  • 57" x 61"
Gordon Smith

Byway Tangle

2018

Acrylic on canvas

  • 40" x 60"
Gordon Smith

Frond

1971

Acrylic on canvas

  • 40" x 60"
Estate of Gordon Smith

Shoreditch #6

2018

Collage and acrylic on canvas

  • 37" x 46 1/2"
Estate of Gordon Smith

Reflections #10

2017

Acrylic on Canvas

  • 42" x 48"
  • Photo: Byron Dauncey

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