Victoria Art Gallery – Matthew Smith: Landscapes

The English Matisse: Landscapes by Matthew Smith

In association with Crane Kalman Gallery, London

26 June – 5 September 2010

 

The first ever show devoted to the sumptuous Cornish and Provencal landscapes of Matthew Smith (1879-1959), one of the greatest of British colourists. And yet, for all the intensity of his painting style, he led a very reclusive existence. Smith’s passionate vision is brought to the fore with the aid of some of his most dazzling paintings, borrowed from Tate and other leading public and private collections. A catalogue accompanies the show. 

 

View a press release here

 

Exhibition tour with Gallery Manager Jon Benington

Wednesday 21 July, 1.00-1.45; free

 

Image: Matthew Smith with his Citroen

Matthew Smith with his Citroen

 

Image: Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Image: Andrew Smith, A winding road- Cornish Landscape

Matthew Smith, A winding road- Cornish Landscape (British Council Collection)

 

Image: Matthew Smith, Winter in Provence

Matthew Smith, Winter in Provence

 

Image: Matthew Smith, Cornish Landscape IV

Matthew Smith, Cornish Landscape IV

 

Image: Matthew Smith, Small French Landscape

Matthew Smith, Small French Landscape