Inspired by Jeffrey Smart

By Freddy Grant
Melbourne

About this Curation

Jeffrey Smart is an artist best known for his precisionist urban and industrial landscape paintings. Considered to be one of Australia's greatest painters, Jeffrey Smart trained at the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts in the late 1930s. Influenced by modernism in the 1940s, he worked in a distinctive, detailed style and loved to fill his work with "private jokes and playful allusions". He saw beauty in the everyday, painting highways, factories, trucks and vacant city lots. His polished style and ability to see the seemingly ordinary with fresh eyes has had a lasting impact on Australian contemporary artists. In this curation we explore some of these artists who have been inspired by Smart's legacy.

About the Curator

Freddy is Bluethumb's PR & Communications Manager and part of the curatorial team. He is the lead on many of Bluethumb’s key initiatives including the Bluethumb Art Prize and the Indigenous art centre platform.


A day in the life includes coordinating art shows, projects and events, writing press releases and guest articles, and passionately promoting Bluethumb and our artists.


Freddy is also one of Bluethumb’s best customers.

99cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Oil Paint
$8,600
82cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Photograph
$4,850
102cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil Paint
$680
100cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Photograph
$6,000
137.5cm (W) x 107cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,350
45cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$910
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Oil Paint
$8,000
92cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$4,000
152cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$6,550
102cm (W) x 153cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$7,750
50cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$580
152cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,650
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,650
70.5cm (W) x 51.5cm (H)
Drawings
$3,990
72cm (W) x 47cm (H)
Drawings
$3,990
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Other Media
$2,980
55cm (W) x 55cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,490
100cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Oil Paint
$3,900
21cm (W) x 26cm (H)
Oil Paint
$270