Doug Smith


(b. 1941, American)


Born and raised in San Francisco, Doug Smith was fortunate to have talented, creative parents who recognized his talent from an early age and encouraged him to pursue his art.  His mother, herself an accomplished impressionist painter, exposed him to the wealth of San Francisco’s art exhibitions as a youngster, introducing him to the masters in their regular visits to the city’s outstanding museums.  By age nine he had sold his first oil painting.

Smith received his first formal artistic instruction at San Francisco City College as a fine art major.  He then furthered his education at San Francisco Academy of Art University.  At 19 he participated in his first group exhibition in the city’s Artist Cooperative Gallery.

After service in the U.S. Army, Smith returned to San Francisco and joined a firm as a graphic designer.  The company relocated to Southern California and he continued his training at the Art Center College of Design and the California Art Institute.

Throughout his long and successful career in graphic design and art direction, Smith continued to paint and allowed his artistic "voice" to evolve. In 2000, he made the transition to focusing full-time on his passion for painting.

His signature body of work has garnered enthusiasm and interest from private collectors worldwide as well as museums including the Rockwell Museum and the Booth Museum of Western Art for their permanent collections.

Doug's strong composition, bold technique, textures and vibrant colors evoke the traditions of modernist Hans Hofmann’s bold color grids and the modernist style of George Morrison’s dramatic landscapes. In addition to these artists, the abstract aerial landscapes of Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud have inspired this current body of work...my images reflect America’s vast rural landscape.


 


SELECTED SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2015     ART San Diego, Art Fair, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2015     Showcase Exhibitions, Ærena Galleries, Yountville, St Helena, & Healdsburg, California
2014     Solo Exhibition, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
2014     Group Exhibition, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013     Solo Exhibition, Hohmann Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2012    Group Exhibition, United States Embassy, Spaso House, Moscow, Russia
2012     Two Person Exhibition, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St Helena, CA
2012    Invitational Exhibition, “Artists for a New Century” Bennington Center, Bennington, VT
2012    Solo Exhibition, Watts Fine Art, Zionsville, IN
2012    Winter Group Show, Visions West Galleries, Denver, CO
2011     Collectors Legacy Exhibition, Rockwell Museum of Western Art
2011     Art of the New West Exhibition, Watts Fine Art, Zionsville, IN
2011     Group Landscape Show, Watts Fine Art, Zionsville, IN
2011    Solo Exhibition, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St Helena, CA
2011    Solo Exhibition, Alpha Omega Winery, Rutherford, CA
2010     Two person Exhibition, Left Coast Galleries, Studio City, CA
2010    Art of the New West Exhibition, Watts Fine Art, Zionsville, IN
2010     Two Person Exhibition, Campton Gallery, New York
2010     21st Century Regionalist: Invitational Art of the Next West, Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, NY
2009     Solo Exhibition, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco
2009     Two Person Exhibition, Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2008     LACMA Wet Paint Exhibition, Beverly Hills, CA
2008     Group Exhibition, Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2008     Group Exhibition, Left Coast Galleries, Studio City, CA
2007     21st Century Regionalists, Invitational Art of the New West, Booth Western Art Museum, Atlanta
2007     Group Exhibition, Modern Masters Fine Art Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2006     LACMA Wet Paint Exhibition, Beverly Hills, CA
2006     Boston International Fine Art Show, Wynne Falconer Gallery, Boston
2006     LACMA Four Person Exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
2005     Group Exhibition, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, WA
2005     Solo Exhibition, McLean Gallery, Malibu, CA


 


MUSEUM COLLECTIONS


Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA
Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY


 


PUBLICATIONS


2014    Western Art Collector, November, Solo Exhibition Desert Caballeros Western Museum
2014    Western Art & Architecture Magazine, October Issue
2012     American Art Collector, March, Watts Fine Art Solo Exhibition
2012     Western Art and Architecture Magazine, August Issue
2012     American Art Collector, March Issue, Watts Fine Art Exhibition
2011    Western Art Collector, October, Collectors Legacy Exhibition, Rockwell Museum of Western Art
2011    Western Art Collector, September, Art of the New West, Watts Fine Art
2011    Marin Magazine Cover, February Issue
2010    Western Art Collector, September, Art of the New West, Watts Fine Art
2010     American Art Collector, July, Rockwell Museum of Western Art Exhibition
2010     American Art Collector, June, Rockwell Museum of Western Art Exhibition
2009     American Art Collector, July, Artist Focus
2008     Southwest Art, January, Best of the West - Art of the New West, Booth Western Art Museum
2008    Western Art Collector, January - Booth Western Art Museum Exhibition
2005     Southwest Art, February, Best of the West