Donald Applebe Smith, 1917 –

Mountains of the West Coast | Donald A. Smith

Mountains of the West Coast | Donald A. Smith

Mountains of the West Coast, 1987
Acrylic
Painting size: 32 X 40 inches. Framed size: approx. 41 X 49 inches.
Price: $1,800


Details: Signed and dated lower right. Signed, dated and titled on verso.
Condition: Painting in very good condition; frame in poor to fair condition.
Provenance: Private Collection, Ontario.

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Island in the Sound | Donald A. Smith

Island in the Sound | Donald A. Smith

Island in the Sound, 1987
Acrylic on Masonite
Painting size: 12 X 14 inches. Framed size: approx. 18 X 20 inches.
Price: $700


Details: Signed and dated lower right. Signed and titled on verso.
Condition: Painting in very good condition; frame in poor condition.
Provenance: Private Collection, Ontario; Whitten Gallery label.

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Donald Applebe Smith is a Canadian painter
known for his landscapes, particularly of Ontario

Biography

Donald Applebe Smith was born in 1917 but very little has been written about his artistic career.

Donald A. Smith is the older brother of Gordon Applebe Smith (1919 -), who has been called one of Canada’s most important painters, recognized for his experimentation throughout the last 60 or so years.

The Smith brothers were born in England, but emigrated to Canada in 1933 when in their teens, settling in Winnipeg. The brothers both attended the Winnipeg School of Art, and both started working as commercial artists after graduating, at the well-known graphic arts firm Bridgens Limited, which produced artwork for the Eatons department store chain.

While Gordon Applebe Smith is most associated with the West Coast, living, working and painting with Vancouver as his base, some of Donald Applebe Smith paintings are signed on the back with Palgrave, Ontario as his address. Many of his Ontario scenes are landscapes from that area.

Donald Applebe Smith also painted in British Columbia.

Donald A. Smith’s landscapes are traditional in look and style, anchored in the Canadian school of painting, and they clearly demonstrate a strong art school education.