Artists / Joshua Smith


Studied drawing and painting at the Julian Ashton School, Sydney with Henry Gibbons and Adelaide Perry.  During World War II he worked with Dobell as a camouflage artist where he became the subject of Dobell’s paintings. In January 1944 Smith’s portrait by Dobell was awarded the 1943 Archibald Prize. This portrait subsequently became the subject of a famous law case which distressed and humiliated Smith. The following year Smith won the Archibald Prize with his painting of The Hon. H.S. Rosevear, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Smith was a fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales and exhibited with the NSW Society of Artists. He is best known for his fine portraits. His work is represented in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, The Australian War Memorial and Perth University.


Boats at rest 1960 by Joshua Smith

Boats at rest

oil on board


Purchase for $3,500.00