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Carl J. Smith (b. 1928), "Home and Hearth", oil on canvas, 11 x 14", frame: 17.75 x 20.75"

Born in Kress, Texas in 1928, Smith has spent time living in the high plains of West Texas. After a two year stint in the Army, Smith earned his BS degree from West Texas State in 1953; followed by a twelve-year teaching career in Portales, New Mexico. In 1966, Carl J. Smith moved to Canyon, Texas, and began a full time career as an artist. Smith has had dozens of one man shows over the years, including the Thomas Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and among others, the Grand Central Gallery in New York. Primarily working in oils, the artist is best known for his exceptional subtlety of color, as well as the great visual depth and atmosphere he achieves in his paintings. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson, Governor Jon Connally, the King Ranch and other famous individuals began to collect Smith's paintings.

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Carl J. Smith (b. 1928), "Home and Hearth", oil

Estimate $600 - $900
$3000 bids
Starting Price $300
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Auction Curated By:
Katy Alexander
Fine Art Specialist