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 Frank Vining Smith  (1879 - 1967)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts      Known for: marine-ship, wildlife, illustration

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sophia pilgrim

i have a canvas paintin of a ship at sea signed frank vinnie smith . is this frank vinning smith?


Wanted: Information on "Frank" signed Large Painting
I have a painting that is signed only with the name Frank. I have photos that I could send...I have no idea who the origional artist is, though it looks as if it's in the same style as Eugen Frank's. I am not sure at all though..the painting is very large!


One of a kind Painting
I brought a painting about ten years ago from a lady about 80 years old. I brought it at a yard sale just outside of Toronto Canada. I never noticed it was signed until a few years after. It was signed Frank Vining Smith but the g in Vining looked more like a Z. I did some research and found out he went to the Ontario Art school here in Toronto Ontario when he was very young. I searched to see if I could find the painting on line or photos of it but there was none only one that that a red cross on its sails came close.I was wondering if he painted it here at the art school and give it to someone as a gift because its real old and looks to have sat over a fireplace for a long time because its warped in the left hand corner a bit from heat.I am trying to find out if he did that kind of thing give friends paintings he had done. It seems to be a mixture of water and oil on some kind of old board. Any Information would help


Rebecca Borgmann

Frank Vining Smith Oil Painting
I have a 23" x 16" oil on board by Frank Vining Smith. The signature matches the example shown online. Subject is a schooner in forefront with a smaller one in background on high seas. The very different thing about this painting is that it is done in shades of yellow to light gold with some white and red details. It reminds me of a sea bathed in sunlight. If anyone has any info or a similar painting, I would appreciate any info.
Thank you,


I am a stained glass artist. I have been offered a commission to do a rendering in glass of Frank Vining Smith's "Romance of Sail".

From whom must permission be obtained??

Estelle L. Wiggins

oil painting on some type of board
I also have a oil painting on some type of board, its not a print! It's that of a beautiful large vessel on rough sea's. It does have an signature on the lower right hand corner. I did a search, and it matches Franks exactly! If anyone has any info of what this painting may be, or of any information, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your time and attention!

sandra roderick

Wild life painting
I have this wonderfule painting on some kind of press board. It is definately an oil painting with his name Frank Vining Smith on the right hand lower corner. My father obtained it back in the 1950's and he gave it to me several years before he died. It is very old and was wondering if someone out there may want to have it in the family. Please respong to me by email. I have several photos of it to see as well.

Thank you

Gail Sturtevant

Sand Dunes Frank Vining Smith
I have this gorgeous piece handed down from my grandparents to my father to me. I am recently discovering that Frank and Grandfather (Donald Wyman) were friends. I think they may have even sailed together. I'll post more later as I learn more. It is definitely not for sale. It feels like a piece of my soul. I am taking it up to Skinner's Auction/Appraisal House for an appraisal. I think it should probably be insured. Meanwhile if anyone has any information about this painting, I'd love to hear.

Rick Pullen

Frank Vining Smith Painting on old cardboard?
I recently came across a FVS piece of artwork -signed in the lower right hand corner. It appears to be painted on cardboard or painted on something else and then attached to the cardboard(?) It is definitely not a print, but a painting. Does anyone have any information on how I might learn more about the painting?
Thanks in advance.


the frank v smith painting on display
-- it is a painting of a vessel - a full rigged ship, and absolutely not a scooner of any kind.

shirley collins

Frank Vining Smith
I have what I think to be n org.water color by Frank Vining Smith.It was bought by my father around 1949 or 50 at a farm action.Can anyone tell how I can find out more about this picture?

william depew

i got an oil painting from f v smith cant find it nowhere .its of two ships sailing in the sea any body please help me.

Pete Kiernan

Frank Vining Smith Catalog
We are preparing a catalog to document the oils ,watercolors and drawings of Cape Cod Ma Artist Frank V.Smith (1879-1967) To include your painting please email photos and info. Peter R.Kiernan

peter williams

authenicity/restoration of FVS oil paintings
I have restored a great many Frank Vining Smith oil paintings and am very familiar with his work since I grew up in the town where he lived and have cleaned his paintings since I went into business 30 years ago. If anyone would like my opinion as the the authenticity of any of his work I would offer my opinion without charge. Sincerely, Peter Williams

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