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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.

Provenance:
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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