Gordon Smith was born in 1919 in England and moved to Winnipeg with his
family in 1933. He came to Vancouver in 1940, married Marion Fleming and joined
the Canadian Army. Returning from service overseas in 1945, he continued his
art education at the Vancouver School of Art then taught at the school for a
decade. He then joined the Faculty of Education at UBC and taught art until his
retirement in 1982. The last 30 years of his artistic career have been his most
prolific. As a master of colour, he explores the BC landscape in a fresh,
expressive and aggressive style that is unparalleled by other artists. He was
awarded the Order of Canada for his significant contribution to Canadian
culture in 1996. We are honoured to name our gallery after him.
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