Featuring West Virginia artist, Robert G. (Bob) Smith 1909-1996
[Appalachian Architecture] Painted from a sketch done in June 1968 north of Rt. 50 above Moorefield during a vacation on the North Fork. The artist wort on a card on the back of the painting:"Marge would knit and I would sketch; something we both enjoyed doing. At the 1970 annual Strawberry Festival art exhibit held in Buckhannon WV, I won 1st place. Charley Harper, famous for his illustrations in Ford Times and for his Lady Bug prints, was the judge."
The purpose of this gallery is to honor the artistic talents of my dad, Bob Smith by sharing his original art (print & original paintings) with others.
The artist said he aspired, with his paintings, to preserve things that have been destroyed by man or time.
We know you will want to have one or more of these prints hanging in your home or office, or to purchase as a gift for family or a friend.
I love your dad's paintings and I want them all! I hope others will feel the same way!
This is great !! It brought tears to my eyes to see my home and the little village I grew up in.
I love the three prints of French Creek. I can't wait to get them framed and hanging in my house! Your dad left a beautiful history in art of our home. A forgotten era told in each painting. Love these prints. So glad I purchased. Thank you.
Dan, your dad's painting are amazing. Jenny and I love the Crawford Barns and look forward to hanging it in our hame.
Robert G. (Bob) Smith, Jr (1909-1996)
Dad said, I can not stand to see a blank canvas or blank page in his sketch pad. A self-taught artist, he became interested in art as a teenager and soon became widely known for his paintings.