GEORGE SMITH, RSA
COWS IN A MEADOW
Oil on 'Reeves, Morland' Canvas Board
12 x 16 Inches
Signed Lower Right ‘G. Smith’
Born in Midlothian, Scotland, George Smith first studied at Edinburgh’s Watsons College and later at the Antwerp Academy (Belgium) under Charles Verlat who had a significant influence on the young artist. Verlat was an exponent of the Flemish tradition of genre painting in which animals are considered the main protagonists. From Verlat, he also derived his skill as a sophisticated colorist together with a great admiration for the works of Rubens and Delacroix. George Smith exhibited widely and with success at the Royal Academy, the Royal Scottish Academy, and the Royal Hibernian Academy between 1896 and 1931. We are pleased to offer this delicate, Impressionist view of an idyllic country scene suffused with light and color.
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