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He was on a list titled "Leading Vancouver Artists," provided to the Labour Arts Guild on April 10, 1946 by the Vancouver Art Gallery to assist in the Guild's call for entries to the second annual B.C. At Work exhibition.
Smith exhibited his work in the 1947 B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition and the 1948 Stanley Park in Pictures exhibition, both at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He also exhibited work in the regular B.C. Artists exhibitions in 1944 to 1948, 1950 to 1955, 1962, 1963, 1965 and 1966.
He exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts for many years, from 1944 to 1958 (including the 39th Annual Exhibition in 1949), 1960, 1962, and 1965-66. He did the cover image for the exhibition catalogue in 1950.
He submitted four works to the 1949 B.C. Graphic exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, three of them were selected for the exhibition.
In 1964 he had work in the RCA's 84th Annual exhibition, held at the National Gallery of Canada and the London, Ontario Art Museum.
Smith continued to be a major Vancouver artist until his death at home in 2020, with many major solo exhibitions at public and private galleries.
|1944 Feb. 8 - 27||21 Watercolours||VAG|
|1947 June 10 - 29||Paintings & Sketches||VAG|
|1944 May 13 - June 4||BCSFA 34th Annual||Poles and Potlatch|
|1944 July 4 - Aug. 30||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Summer||Poles and Potlatch|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Tsawwassan|
|1945 May 18 - June 10||BCSFA 35th Annual||Summer Stillness|
|1945 July 3 - Aug. 26||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual Summer||Summer Stillness|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||August, 1945|
|1946 May 31 - June 23||BCSFA 36th Annual||Howe Sound|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Street Scene, Vancouver|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||Kulleet Bay Indian Reserve|
|1947 May 9 - June 1||BCSFA 37th Annual||Freight Yards|
|1947 July 8 - 27||VAG B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition||Desolation|
|1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12||VAG B.C. Artists 16th Annual||Point Atkinson Lighthouse|
|1948 May 18 -June 6||BCSFA 38th Annual||Gwayasdums, Guilford Island|
|1948 July 27 - Aug. 15||VAG Stanley Park in Pictures||Spring in the Park|
|1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 17th Annual||The Ironer (drypoint)|
|1949 May 3 - 22||BCSFA 39th Annual||Swamp Lanterns|
|1949 Nov. 22 - Dec. 11||VAG First B.C. Graphic||Nature Forms|
|Abstraction #1 (rejected)|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Freight Yard|
|1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17||VAG B.C. Artists 19th Annual||Still Life|
100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)
B.C. PAINTINGS BURNABY 58 (refer to BAG58)
B.C. ARTISTS 27th ANNUAL (refer to BCA58)
7 WEST COAST PAINTERS (refer to VIF59)
3rd BURNABY NATIONAL PRINT SHOW (refer to BAG65)
SOME PAINTERS OF THE B.C. MAINLAND (refer to AGGV66)
PAINTING '66 - VANCOUVER CENTENNIAL AWARD EXHIBITION (refer to BCA66)
4th BURNABY NATIONAL PRINT SHOW (refer to BAG67)
JOY AND CELEBRATION - VANCOUVER SUMMER 1967 (refer to UBC67)
WESTERN PRINTMAKERS (refer to WCAC67)
5th BURNABY NATIONAL PRINT SHOW (refer to BAG69)
B.C. ARTISTS' TRIBUTE TO COLIN GRAHAM (refer to AGGV74)
PAPERWORKS: Contemporary works on paper by BC artists (refer to AGGV78)
PRINTMAKING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA 1889-1983 (refer to AGGV83)
VANCOUVER: ART & ARTISTS 1931 - 1983 (refer to VAG83)
ARTROPOLIS 1990 (refer to ART90)
64 - 94 CONTEMPORARY DECADES (refer to ECU94)
ART UNLEASHED! (1997) (refer to ECU97)
GENERATIONS - FIVE DECADES OF ART IN WEST VANCOUVER 1912 - 1962 (refer to WVMA99)
A MODERN LIFE: Art and Design in British Columbia 1945-1960 (refer to VAG04)
RICHMOND ART GALLERY 25:25 - 1980-2005 (refer to RAG05)
VISIONS OF THE WEST COAST - ROBERT ALLER & HIS COMMUNITY (refer to UVIC05)
PAINT - A PSYCHEDELIC PRIMER (refer to VAG06)
OUR CHANGING LANDSCAPE (2008) (refer to BAG08)
VISIONS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VAG09)
ON THE NATURE OF THINGS (refer to KaAG11)
SHORE, FOREST AND BEYOND - ART FROM THE AUDAIN COLLECTION (refer to VAG11)
COTTAGES TO COMMUNITIES (refer to WVHS11)
THE ORNAMENT OF A HOUSE - FIFTY YEARS OF COLLECTING (refer to BAG17)
88 ARTISTS FROM 88 YEARS (refer to ECU17)
CREATIVE CANADA - VOLUME ONE, by University of Toronto Press
1971; ISBN 0-8020-3262-1
"A biographical dictionary of twentieth-century creative and performing artists."
Includes 1-1/4 columns of information about Smith, confirmed by the artist
GORDON SMITH: 3 VIEWS by Joan Lowndes
artscanada, Issue 208/209, Oct./Nov. 1976, pages 48-50.
Review of Smith's 30 year retrospective exhibition at VAG.
2 works illustrated; includes footnotes.
THE SHELL CANADA COLLECTION (refer to SHEL77)
VISUAL ARTS BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VABC77)
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
BRITISH COLUMBIA ART COLLECTION 1974-80 (refer to BCAC80)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970 (refer to MM88)
THE ALMA MATER SOCIETY ART COLLECTION -
University of British Columbia 1948 - 1988
No ISBN, 64 pages, illustrated in colour and b&w
Includes history of the collection, artist biographies
CARMANAH - ARTISTIC VISIONS OF AN ANCIENT RAINFOREST
1989, 168 pages; Western Canada Wilderness Committee; ISBN 0-9692230-5-6
100 B.C. artists participated including LeRoy Jensen, Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith
A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)
ART BC, MASTERWORKS FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA by Ian M. Thom
2000, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd., ISBN 1-55054-808-5
232 pages illustrated in colour and b&w
Includes 2 sections on Smith, 2 works illustrated in colour.
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
16 references cited for Smith.
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
(refer to M)
4 pages of references to the artist.
THE FECKLESS COLLECTION (refer to FECK18)
GREATER VANCOUVER ART GALLERIES 1954-2020
(refer to GVAG20)
6 references to Smith.
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
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