G Linister Smith
G. Linister Smith is active/lives in Missouri, Illinois. G Smith is known for photo-real still life painting.
Biography G. Linister Smith
The following is from art writer Fred McCraw, a friend of the artist. They met in the Kansas City home of Rita and Tom Benton in the early 1970s.
G. Linister Smith’s art is sometimes likened to that of Rembrandt and also to that of Salvador Dali. He acknowledges both as strong influences and, in the manner of both, signs his work “Linister”—the single most distinctive name of those given him at birth.
He was born October 17, 1938 in Long Beach, California where his father, a U.S. Navy seaman, was stationed. His parents, L. Gordon Smith, an enlistee from Jacksonville, North Carolina and Mildred (Jordan) Smith, then recently from Ohio, had met on a footbridge in Long Beach.
His paternal ancestors, indepe
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