G Ralph Smith
(1907 - 2007)
G. Ralph Smith was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio. G Smith is known for modernist portrait, figure, still life and marine scene painting.
Biography G. Ralph Smith
G. Ralph Smith (1907- 2007) was a painter, illustrator and lithographer. He is perhaps best known for his regionalist lithographs from the 1930’s and 40’s, but devoted most of his life to producing oil paintings.
Born in Circleville Ohio, Smith graduated from the Columbus Art School in 1929 and went on to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 1937, he was awarded the Cresson Traveling Fellowship, which allowed him to travel through Europe for several months pursuing his art. In 1939, he married fellow PAFA graduate, Elizabeth Brehm Matos and settled in Germantown PA where he would remain for the rest of his life.
In the late 1930’s Smith collaborated with the German lithographer Theodore Cuno, known for his work wit
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