John Christopher Smith
(1891 - 1943)
John Christopher Smith was active/lived in New York, California / Ireland. John Smith is known for landscape, genre, still-life, industrial.
Biography John Christopher Smith
A landscape and genre painter, John Christopher Smith was known for a clear, bright palette and bold, heavy brushstrokes. In addition to landscapes, he painted people in various recreational and industrial activities.
He was born in Ireland and arrived in the United States about 1903. He served in the Armed Forces in World War I and then studied art with Robert Henri in New York City, where he became exposed to Henri's social realist style of painting.
He was briefly in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles in 1920 and became a close friend and sketching companion of Franz Bischoff with whom he painted along the coast of northern California including Monterey, Carmel and Cambria. Many of his paintings from that time also show citysSCA; Arrowhead Magazine, March 1923; CA&A.
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