Frank Jeffrey Edson Smart (1921-2013) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in South Australia in 1921, Smart studied in Adelaide, then travelled to Europe in 1949. A surrealist painter whose paintings usually have a flat plane style, he is also known as a teacher, critic and radio personality. Smart, who now lives in Rome, is represented in several Australian and overseas collections. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

Self Portrait at Papini's, 1984–85
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Self Portrait at Papini's, 1984–85
Oil and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 85 x 115 cm
Important Australian + International Fine Art Auction, Deutscher and Hackett, Sydney.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings436377A$1,260,000 A$251,527
Works on Paper10386A$171,000 A$18,546
Prints & Graphics12098A$18,400 A$5,847
Objects11A$5,520 N/A

* Calculated on sales over the last three years, where there are a sufficient number of sales over that period.

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