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Donald Smith: an island artist in context

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The Lewis artist Donald Smith is an intriguing hidden figure of Scottish art.

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He spent much of his career teaching in schools, where one of his young pupils was Arthur Watson, Past President of the Royal Scottish Academy: ‘it was Donald Smith who guided our first steps and when, decades later, I saw his paintings I was delighted that they more than measured up to the man and the impression he had made on my younger self’. This talk will explore both Donald Smith's work and its wider Highland and Island context.

Murdo Macdonald helped to curate Donald Smith's work as part of Uinneag Dhan Àird an Iar: Ath-lorg Ealain na Gàidhealtachd / Window to the West: The Rediscovery of Highland Art, at the City Art Centre in 2010.

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