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Gary Ernest Smith - Morning Irrigation 24" x 30"

Gary Ernest Smith - Morning Irrigation 24" x 30"

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Gary Ernest Smith (b. 1942)
Morning Irrigation, 1983

Oil on canvas
Canvas: 24” x 30”
Frame: 34.5" x 40.5"

Signed & Dated Lower Right: Gary E Smith / 1983 ©

Irrigation ditches stretch into a background haze, creating a sense of space and time behind the laboring figure. This indistinguishable working-class hero looks beyond the viewer, upholding the American ideals of hard work and simplicity. Much of Smith’s work is inspired by his rural background.

Private Collection, Colorado
Santa Fe Art Auction, December 03, 2016
Private Collection, Scottsdale, Arizona, from above
Private Collection, Utah, from above

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