Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith

Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith (1846-1923) was born in London, England. His earliest training was under his artist father. He attended the South Kensington School of Art under Alexander Hamilton until his family emigrated to Montréal, Québec in 1867. Later, he studied in Paris at the Academie Colarossi under Joseph-Paul Blanc, Gustave Courtois and Edmond-Louis Dupain. The artist arrived in London, Ontario in 1881 where he was appointed Art Director of Alma College and, the following year, Drawing Master at Central Public School.

In 1888, he moved to Toronto where he was named principal of the western branch of the Toronto Art School. He continued to serve at Alma College until 1901. Bell-Smith was a founding member of the Society of Canadian Artists, the Ontario Society of Artists and the Western Art League. He was elected an Academician in the Royal Canadian Academy and played important roles in many local and national artistic associations. His work was very popular in his lifetime: he painted portraits, genre and landscape subjects in both oil and watercolour in the impressionistic, picturesque and sublime styles of the last century.

Available artwork: 
Evening, Westminster Cathedral by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
Evening, Westminster Cathedral
signed and on verso titled on the gallery label
Watercolour on Paper, 7.25 x 10.5
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Bury St. Edmonds Market Scene by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
Bury St. Edmonds Market Scene
signed
Watercolour on Paper, 10.75 x 7.1
Loch Gallery, Toronto
White Hall Looking to Trafalgar Square by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
White Hall Looking to Trafalgar Square
Watercolour, 12.75 x 8.6
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
London Bridge, River Thames by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
London Bridge, River Thames
Watercolour, 18 x 24
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
The Chancellor, Canadian Rockies by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
The Chancellor, Canadian Rockies
Watercolour, 17.5 x 24.5
Loch Gallery, Calgary
The Monument from the South Bank of the Thames by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
The Monument from the South Bank of the Thames
Oil on Canvas, 5.5 x 4.5
Loch Gallery, Toronto
On the Thames by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
On the Thames
Watercolour, 6.75 x 11
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Untitled, Seascape by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
Untitled, Seascape
Watercolour, 2.5 x 3.5
Loch Gallery, Calgary
The Cliffs of Dover by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
The Cliffs of Dover
Watercolour, 2.5 x 3.5
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Indian Camp, Approach of the Rockies, Alberta, NWT by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
Indian Camp, Approach of the Rockies, Alberta, NWT
Watercolour, 10 x 13.5
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Montreal Harbour  by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
Montreal Harbour
Watercolour, 5 x 6.75
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Crawford Notch, White Mountains (New Hampshire) by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
Crawford Notch, White Mountains (New Hampshire)
Watercolour, 13.25 x 19.5
Loch Gallery, Calgary
Barges on the River Seine by Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
Barges on the River Seine
Watercolour, 7 x 13.25
Loch Gallery, Winnipeg
Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith
Artist origin: 
Canadian
Artist type: 
Historical works of significance
Born: 
1846
Died: 
1923

 

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