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Andrea Smith

Australian, b. 1965

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Andrea Smith

Australian, b. 1965

Biography

Trained in Florence in the academic tradition, Andrea Smith brings the compositional clarity and keenly observed detail of Renaissance painting to her contemporary portraits, figures, and still lifes. Smith’s oil paintings have the subtle tonal variations, play of light, and harmonious color of classical painting, but these effects are fused with the painterly and textural boldness of more contemporary movements. A co-founder of New York City’s Harlem Studio of Art, Smith continues to train artists in the classical modes of observation and technique.

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Trained in Florence in the academic tradition, Andrea Smith brings the compositional clarity and keenly observed detail of Renaissance painting to her contemporary portraits, figures, and still lifes. Smith’s oil paintings have the subtle tonal variations, play of light, and harmonious color of classical painting, but these effects are fused with the painterly and textural boldness of more contemporary movements. A co-founder of New York City’s Harlem Studio of Art, Smith continues to train artists in the classical modes of observation and technique.