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Posted by Pamela Beeler

In Reply to: Have Robert J. Smith Painting

: : : Robert J. Smith was my grandfather. I was SO shocked to find this message thread on the Internet -- I enter his name from time to time, and this is the first time anything interesting has come up!

: : : Nicole, I would love to know what your paintings look like. As for their value, I can only say that my family spent a bit of money during the '80s trying to buy many of my grandfather's paintings back from his former (now deceased) agent. Sadly, we only own a few of them.

: : : In 1993 I drove through the Midwest and East looking for examples of my grandfather's public work. He did many murals as well as portraits and paintings for churches (work he did for a church in Dayton, OH was destroyed in a fire). The Dayton Art Institute still has a couple of his paintings, and I have seen work in Indiana, as well as a 12-still life series owned by a family outside of Chicago.

: : : You cannot imagine how this e-mail has made my day. My week. OK, my year. I would love to hear from all of you if you have any more information.

: : : Thanks, Amelia Smith

: : Amelia,
: : I have one of your grandfather's still lifes hanging on the wall of my Kitchen . It was a piece that my mother-in law purchased many years ago at an estate sale, I admired it and she gave it to me about 8 years ago . It also is a kitchen theme, with a glass container full of flour, rolling pin and other ingredients ,including what I think is a pommegrante, all on and old baking, or kitchen table. It is signed and dated 62. It seems to be in it's original green frame. I would love to know more about him and this painting.

: I also have a painting by Robert J. Smith. I typed in his name and up popped your website. I'm so glad I found this message board. This picture is called (Lemonade). There are lemons laying beside the pitcher, with a sugar urn next to that. There is an american flag in a tiny jar next to those. I don't know anything about the artist or, if I have an origial or not. Can you help me out with that? I will be glad to email you a picture of it. Jeri Scott

I also have a painting of Robert J Smith. I too have a kitchen theme that sounds a lot like the one mention above. Mine has a table with a egg basket, grater, salt shaker, nuts, pitcher, jar of flour, rolling pin, spoon and what looks like acorn squash and few other items on the table. It's signed and dated 62. If someone knows more info about this painting I would love to know and wondering how much it's worth.

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