The elegance and wry observations of Jeffrey Smart

In his old age, this artist once out of tune with his peers, became one of Australia’s most favoured sons.

Joanna Mendelssohn, The University of Melbourne

Review: Jeffrey Smart, National Gallery of Australia

Although I never met him, Jeffrey Smart (1921-2013) was my first art teacher. As ‘Phideas’ on the ABC Radio’s Argonauts program he told stories of art and artists, explaining ways of seeing to children across Australia.

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