Fine South African School Oil Painting Still Life "Daisies" Listed John Smith



2020-06-04 10:42:56

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  • 1 Fine Wall Art South African School 20th Century Oil Painting Still Life "Daisies" Listed John Smith. 
  • Subject still life scene of Daisies beautifully displayed in a vase. 
  • Signed by the South African school listed artist John Smith.  
  • Oil on board.  
  • Catalogue number and artist profile verso 2123/KD.
  • Such a fine exceptional painting of Daisies it feels like you can almost smell them. 
  • So pleasing to the eye. 
  • John Smith was born in Worcester in the Cape in 1944. 
  • He comes from a family of artists and studied with Dutch born artist Johan Oldert.  
  • John has been a professional painter since 1974 and works in oils, pastels and watercolours.  
  • John has taught art privately for 35 years. 
  • John has acted as a consultant and mentor to artists, galleries and numerous corporations on art matters. 
  • John has long been a campaigner for artists and art in KZN as well as South Africa. 
  • He loves writing and debating when he is not painting.
  • He has been writing the series ‘Thoughts from my Studio’ for 15 years.  
  • John also wrote and was on the editorial team of the magazine ‘The South African Artist’ for two years. 
  • Paintings by John Smith are included in many private and corporate collections. 
  • His work has been bought by collectors in South Africa and internationally.  
  • John has held nine solo exhibitions in South Africa and countless mixed exhibitions. 
  • Highlights have been ’40 Years and Still Going Strong’ at the Artisan Gallery in Durban in 2013,  Art South Africa Today’ in 1975, and the ‘Ruth Prowse Exhibition’ at the Cape Town Library in 2002. 
  • John was a founder member of the Watercolour Society of South Africa and also founder member of the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA). Network of Arts and Culture (NACSA), Arts Interactive and finally KwaZulu Natal Visual Arts. 
  • John has served on the committees of all of the above-mentioned organizations, as well as the KZN Society of Arts (KZNSA) Council,  where he also headed the Membership and Transformation sub-committees, and also served on the Exhibitions Committee. 
  • He served on the VANSA National Executive Committee as well as on the VANSA KZN Committee for five years. 
  • He served on the committee of the Highway Art Group and served a term as Chairperson there in the mid 1970s.  
  • He was also Chairperson of Arts Interactive for seven years and Chairperson of KZN Visual Arts for four years. 
  • We only buy and sell paintings based upon quality & significance. 
  • Set in a rather attractive stylish gilt wood frame.  
  • With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display.     
  • Circa late 20th century dated 1985. 
  • Condition report.   
  • Offered in fine used condition.  
  • Having some noticeable wear, scuffs & paint loss to the frame in places. 
  • With various foxing staining to the back of the board commensurate with usage & age.  
  • International worldwide shipping is available via the ebay global shipping programme.   
  • Viewings are welcome by appointment only for customer support please send a message thankyou. 
  • Cash upon collection is welcome.   
  • Checkout our other exciting listings available in our shop gallery, we can offer you extra discount if you order 2 or more items together, happy shopping.   
**Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate**  
26.96" High (68.5cm)  
21.45" Wide (54.5cm)                       
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