Geoff Smith

Geoff Smith is the proprietor,  along with wife Becky, of the Aries East Gallery, on historic Route 6A,  in Brewster, Massachusetts.   His art career started at a very young age, as representative of Framingham High School at the Gifted Students Show presented by the  Decordova Art Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts.  He attended the University of New Hampshire on a football scholarship, majoring in Art and American Literature.  At the age of 19, he was admitted to Boston’s Copley Society of Art.  During this period, he completed a portrait of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy to critical acclaim.  The portrait is on display in Hyannis, Massachusetts, New York City (Manhattan), New York,  Boston, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C..  The work was later considered by the U.S. Postal Service for a stamp honoring the late Senator.

In 1973, he was the recipient of the Prix-de-Paris award in New York City.  His work went on to represent American Art in Paris, France.   He left full time teaching in 1978 to purchase Aries East Gallery, and launched a full-time career in art. 

 

Among his many accomplishments are first place in the 1979 National Competition in Simsbury, Connecticut.   In 1984, he was commissioned by AT&T Corporation to create a series of paintings for their Corporate Headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.  In 1987, he was the featured artist in “The Review – Arts and Antiques,” and was also selected by the New York Racing Association for a showing of horseracing paintings at The Clubhouse Gallery in Saratoga, New York.  In 1990, he was also chosen by the New York Racing Association to be the featured artist at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

 

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