Portrait of the Artist's Daughter

Vivian Smith, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in circa 1936-1946. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
Lilian Ida Smith was a music teacher of Whanganui with a keen interest in the arts. When she died in 1983 she asked that her estate be divided into three equal parts to establish trusts to assist people aged 35 years and over to develop and further their interest in painting, writing and music. She also gifted a significant body of artworks and archives from her parents Vivian and Mary Smith, now known as the Smith Family Collection, to the Sarjeant Gallery. The literary award is administered by the NZ Society of Authors and is run every three years (most recently in 2020). The painting award is administered by the Sarjeant Gallery. After being established in 1993 it was awarded three times, the last being in 2003. In 2018 the award was reactivated and is now being presented as part of the Tylee Residency programme whereby the successful 35+ year old recipient receives an additional one-off grant for their residency.
Image: 478 x 378mm
Frame: 550 x 449 x 25mm
oil on canvas
Portrait of the artist's daughter Lilian Ida Smith as a young adult. Lilian is shown in profile, head and shoulders only, facing left with a blue background.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Lilian Smith, 1983.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
19 Aug 1983



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