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JACK SMITH (1928-2011)

Various Activities

Oil on canvas

United Kingdom, 1963

H  137.00 cm (53.94 in)  |  W  137.00 cm (53.94 in)

Provenance
Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Collection

Exhibitions
Grosvenor Gallery, Jack Smith, 1965, no. 11 
Middlesborough Art Gallery 1966-67 
Tate Gallery, Recent British Painting: Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Collection, 
1967, no. 43 illustrated 
Art Gallery of South Australia: Adelaide Festival of Arts: Recent British Paintings 
1970 no. 40 
Sunderland Arts Centre, touring to Mappin Gallery, Sheffield; Hatton Gallery, Newcastle; 
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Northampton Art Gallery, Jack Smith Retrospective, 1977 pl. 15 illustrated 
Decade 56/66 Abstract & Constructed, JHW Fine Art & Tadema Gallery, 2005, illustrated back cover

Literature: 
Studio International Journal of Modern Art, December 1967, 
Recent British painting: The Stuyvesant Collection, David Thompson, page 261 illustrated 
"More & more do I find that activity of different kinds is essential in the painting - I want it to be as complex as a symphony; to keep the surface as flat as possible, letting it have visual space or eye dance, but no impressionist, cubist or continued space. I would like the surface to be as remote as Vermeer." 
(From a statement by Jack Smith in London Magazine 1965) 
Collections include: Arts Council; Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand; Berlin National Gallery; British Council; Cardiff Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Society; The City Art Gallery, Manchester; 
City Art Gallery, Plymouth; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull; Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield; Gothenburg Museum, Sweden; Government Art Collection; Guggenheim Museum New York; Leicester City Art Gallery; Manchester City Art Gallery; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Tate Gallery, London; The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Welsh Contemporary Art Society

Stock number

151