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Cartoonist, Naval painter, b. 1879 - d. 1967

Artist Frank Vining Smith was born in Massachusetts in 1879. Smith is known as a cartoonist and maritime painter, but also as a passionate sailor, which gave him firsthand knowledge of the complexity of the ocean. Minute details of rigging and architecture of ships give Smith's paintings a vivid lifelike drama. Moving to New York as an adult, artist Frank Vining Smith secured his first job at McClure Newspaper Syndicate. Smith would frequent the Art Students League on his days off. In 1900, painter Frank Vining Smith moved to Boston to work at the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe, sketching advertisements and cartoons. Smith's maritime painting were for sale for the first time at Doll; Richards Gallery in Boston in 1928. Years later, in 2011, one of Smith's paintings, A Crew Manning Sail, sold in New York for over $32,000. Buy dramatic maritime paintings at Invaluable to add significant interest to your art collection.

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    • Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967) American
      Jun. 15, 2024

      Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967) American

      Est: $2,500 - $3,500

      Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967) Oil on canvas, signed lower left "Frank Vining Smith", piece measures 23 x 31 and 26.5 x 34 inches w/frame. Born in Whitman, Massachusetts, Frank Vining Smith studied at the nearby Boston Museum School with Philip Hale, Frank Benson, and Edmund C. Tarbell, and later attended the Central Ontario Design School in Toronto. After a short time as a manager for a shoe store in Pennsylvania, he was given the opportunity to work as a newspaper artist for the McClure Newspaper Syndicate. He happily moved to New York City and attended the Art Students League in his free time. Around 1900, Smith moved to Boston, where he worked on the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe drawing advertisements and cartoons. During World War I, he was in charge of camouflage work in Philadelphia and New York and by 1925, now settled in Hingham, Massachusetts, Smith decided to quit his newspaper job to concentrate whole-heartedly on painting marine pictures.

      Cutler Bay Auctions
    • Frank Vining Smith (MA,1879-1967) oil painting
      Dec. 17, 2023

      Frank Vining Smith (MA,1879-1967) oil painting

      Est: $1,250 - $1,600

      ARTIST: Frank Vining Smith (Massachusetts, 1879 - 1967) TITLE: Sail Ship MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board. CONDITION: Few small paint losses. No visible inpaint under UV light. Wear to frame. ART SIZE: 16 x 20 inches / 40 x 50 cm FRAME SIZE: 22 x 26 inches / 55 x 66 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 127445 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Frank Vining Smith (1879 - July 30, 1967) was an American marine painter who specialized in sailing ships. His paintings can be seen at the Eastern Yacht Club and the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • Frank Vining Smith (1879 - 1967) American
      Oct. 10, 2023

      Frank Vining Smith (1879 - 1967) American

      Est: $2,500 - $3,500

      Frank Vining Smith (1879 - 1967) Oil on Canvas, Signed Lower Left, Measures (26 x 33 inches) w/frame (30 x 37 inches) Born in Whitman, Massachusetts, Frank Vining Smith studied at the nearby Boston Museum School with Philip Hale, Frank Benson, and Edmund C. Tarbell, and later attended the Central Ontario Design School in Toronto. After a short time as a manager for a shoe store in Pennsylvania, he was given the opportunity to work as a newspaper artist for the McClure Newspaper Syndicate. He happily moved to New York City and attended the Art Students League in his free time. Around 1900, Smith moved to Boston, where he worked on the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe drawing advertisements and cartoons. During World War I, he was in charge of camouflage work in Philadelphia and New York and by 1925, now settled in Hingham, Massachusetts, Smith decided to quit his newspaper job to concentrate whole-heartedly on painting marine pictures.

      Cutler Bay Auctions
    • Frank Vining Smith (MA,1879-1967) oil painting
      Sep. 10, 2023

      Frank Vining Smith (MA,1879-1967) oil painting

      Est: $1,250 - $1,600

      ARTIST: Frank Vining Smith (Massachusetts, 1879 - 1967) TITLE: Sail Ship MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board. CONDITION: Few small paint losses. No visible inpaint under UV light. Wear to frame. ART SIZE: 16 x 20 inches / 40 x 50 cm FRAME SIZE: 22 x 26 inches / 55 x 66 cm SIGNATURE: lower right CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 127445 US Shipping $75 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Frank Vining Smith (1879 - July 30, 1967) was an American marine painter who specialized in sailing ships. His paintings can be seen at the Eastern Yacht Club and the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • FRANK VINING SMITH (Massachusetts, 1879-1967), Ship with a bone in her teeth., Oil on canvas, 27" x 33". Framed 30" x 36".
      Aug. 11, 2023

      FRANK VINING SMITH (Massachusetts, 1879-1967), Ship with a bone in her teeth., Oil on canvas, 27" x 33". Framed 30" x 36".

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      FRANK VINING SMITH Massachusetts, 1879-1967 Ship with a bone in her teeth. Signed lower right "Frank Vining Smith".

      Eldred's
    • Frank Vining Smith
      Jul. 15, 2023

      Frank Vining Smith

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      (Massachusetts, 1879-1967) After the Gale, signed lower left "Frank Vining Smith", oil on Masonite, 24-1/4 x 39 in.; period carved gilt wood frame, 28-1/4 x 44-1/4 in. Provenance: Harry Marks Galleries, New York and Palm Beach, Florida (label frame verso); William Doyle Galleries, New York, NY, April 5, 1989, sold for $2,200; Private Collection

      Brunk Auctions
    • Frank Vining Smith, Maritime print
      Jun. 16, 2023

      Frank Vining Smith, Maritime print

      Est: $50 - $200

      Frank Vining Smith, Maritime print Origin: American 1879 - 1967 Medium: Print Dimensions:  23 x 19 Inches Frame 31 x 27 Inches Condition: Good Additional Information: Seascape of tall ship with full sails.

      Blue Box Auction Gallery
    • Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879–1967) The James Baines
      Jun. 06, 2023

      Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879–1967) The James Baines

      Est: $2,500 - $4,000

      Signed and dated 'Frank Vining Smith /1930' lower left, oil on canvas 34 x 40 in. (86.4x101.6cm) Provenance Private Collection, New Jersey.

      Freeman's
    • Frank Vining Smith (American, Massachusetts, 1879 - 1967), "What's it Say Ma?", mother bear and cubs, oil on board, signed lower rig..
      May. 06, 2023

      Frank Vining Smith (American, Massachusetts, 1879 - 1967), "What's it Say Ma?", mother bear and cubs, oil on board, signed lower rig..

      Est: $500 - $1,000

      Frank Vining Smith (American, Massachusetts, 1879 - 1967), "What's it Say Ma?", mother bear and cubs, oil on board, signed lower right "Frank Vining Smith", 27 1/2" x 35 1/2". Provenance: Estate of Donald K. Huber

      Nadeau's Auction Gallery
    • Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879-1967) Shore Acres (Chatham, Massachusetts) 22 x 26 in. (55.9 x 66.0 cm) framed 30 1/4 x 34 1/2 in.
      Jan. 25, 2023

      Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879-1967) Shore Acres (Chatham, Massachusetts) 22 x 26 in. (55.9 x 66.0 cm) framed 30 1/4 x 34 1/2 in.

      Est: $2,500 - $3,500

      Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879-1967) Shore Acres (Chatham, Massachusetts) signed 'Frank Vining Smith' (lower right), signed, dated, and titled 'Frank Vining Smith 1924/...' (on the stretcher), inscribed 'To Kay and Ted/from Frank + Nell/1927' (on the reverse), with a label from William Vareika Fine Arts, Newport, Rhode Island (affixed to the frame backing) oil on canvas 22 x 26 in. (55.9 x 66.0 cm) framed 30 1/4 x 34 1/2 in.

      Bonhams
    • Painting, Frank Vining Smith
      Jan. 13, 2023

      Painting, Frank Vining Smith

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879-1967), "Rock Bound Coast," 1955, oil on masonite, signed lower left, signed, titled, dated, and dedicated verso, sight: 10"h x 14"w, overall (with frame): 17"h x 20.75"w. Provenance: Estate of Joanna Barnes and Jack Warner (Santa Barbara, California). Ms. Barnes was a Hollywood film actress featured in movies such as "Auntie Mame (1958)" and "The Parent Trap (1961)". Mr. Warner was a prominent architect.

      Clars Auctions
    • Painting, Attributed to Frank Vining Smith
      Nov. 19, 2022

      Painting, Attributed to Frank Vining Smith

      Est: $500 - $700

      Attributed to Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879-1967), Ship at Sea, oil on canvas, bears signature lower right, overall (with frame): 27.75"h x 35.75"w

      Clars Auctions
    • Frank Vining Smith (American/Massachusetts)
      Nov. 18, 2022

      Frank Vining Smith (American/Massachusetts)

      Est: $1,500 - $2,500

      Frank Vining Smith (American/Massachusetts, 1879-1967) , "Clipper Ship at Sea", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 28 1/8 in. x 38 in., framed.

      Neal Auction Company
    • FRANK VINING SMITH (American, 1879-1967)
      Nov. 06, 2022

      FRANK VINING SMITH (American, 1879-1967)

      Est: $1,000 - $1,500

      The Royal Sovereign sgn. l.r. Frank Vining Smith also titled on reverse; 24 by 36 in.; original frame 32 by 34 in.

      CRN Auctions
    • Frank Vining Smith American, 1879-1967 Clipper Ship "Wild Ranger"
      Sep. 14, 2022

      Frank Vining Smith American, 1879-1967 Clipper Ship "Wild Ranger"

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Frank Vining Smith American, 1879-1967 Clipper Ship "Wild Ranger" Signed Frank Vining Smith (lr); inscribed as titled on the stretcher bar Oil on canvas 30 x 36 inches (76.2 x 91.4 cm) C Property of a Massachusetts Collector

      Doyle New York
    • Frank Vining Smith American, 1879-1967 In the Doldrums, 1925
      Sep. 14, 2022

      Frank Vining Smith American, 1879-1967 In the Doldrums, 1925

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Frank Vining Smith American, 1879-1967 In the Doldrums, 1925 Signed Frank Vining Smith and dated 25 (lr); signed Frank Vining Smith and dated 1925 on the reverse and inscribed as titled and dated 1925 on the stretcher Oil on canvas 28 x 36 inches (71.1 x 91.4 cm) C Property of a Massachusetts Collector

      Doyle New York
    • Frank Vining Smith (American/Massachusetts, 1879)
      Jun. 25, 2022

      Frank Vining Smith (American/Massachusetts, 1879)

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Frank Vining Smith (American/Massachusetts, 1879-1967), "Clipper Ship at Sea", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 28 1/8 in. x 38 in., framed.

      Neal Auction Company
    • Frank Vining Smith, American. "The Reveal". Autumn Sporting scene with men in a canoe viewing a
      Apr. 24, 2022

      Frank Vining Smith, American. "The Reveal". Autumn Sporting scene with men in a canoe viewing a

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Frank Vining Smith, American. "The Reveal". Autumn Sporting scene with men in a canoe viewing a Moose rut. Signed lower left. Oil canvas. Some craquelure. Very small paint loss in one spot in pine trees on left side. Framed Image size 28 x 36in, overall size 34 x 42in. Relined.

      Tremont Auctions
    • FRANK VINING SMITH (MA, 1879-1957)
      Apr. 15, 2022

      FRANK VINING SMITH (MA, 1879-1957)

      Est: $300 - $400

      Two Girls Playing Croquet with Their Clever White Pony, black & white oil on canvas (probably a book illustration), circa 1910, signed lower left, unframed, 20" x 14". Two repaired short tears in sky, stretcher impression.

      Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
    • Frank Vining Smith (1879 - 1967) American
      Apr. 14, 2022

      Frank Vining Smith (1879 - 1967) American

      Est: $800 - $1,500

      Frank Vining Smith (1879 - 1967) Oil / Canvas, Signed Lower Right,measures 19.5" x 23" inches

      Cutler Bay Auctions
    • Frank Vining Smith (1879 - 1967) American
      Mar. 24, 2022

      Frank Vining Smith (1879 - 1967) American

      Est: $2,500 - $4,500

      Frank Vining Smith (1879 - 1967) American "Clipper at Sea " ,Oil / Board ,Signed Lower Right, measures 21" x 31"

      Cutler Bay Auctions
    • FRANK VINING SMITH (1879-1967) The Weir, 1908, Ink with gouache
      Mar. 12, 2022

      FRANK VINING SMITH (1879-1967) The Weir, 1908, Ink with gouache

      Est: $400 - $600

      FRANK VINING SMITH (1879-1967) The Weir, 1908, Ink with gouache

      Bakker Auctions
    • FRANK VINING SMITH (Massachusetts, 1879-1967), "Sailing at Morning"., Oil on canvas, 24" x 36". Framed 28.5" x 40.5".
      Feb. 24, 2022

      FRANK VINING SMITH (Massachusetts, 1879-1967), "Sailing at Morning"., Oil on canvas, 24" x 36". Framed 28.5" x 40.5".

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      FRANK VINING SMITH Massachusetts, 1879-1967 "Sailing at Morning". Signed faintly lower left "Frank Vining Smith". Titled verso.

      Eldred's
    • Frank Vining Smith (1879 - 1967) American
      Feb. 02, 2022

      Frank Vining Smith (1879 - 1967) American

      Est: - $2,000

      Frank Vining Smith (1879 - 1967) Oil / Canvas, Signed Lower Right,measures 19.5" x 23" inches

      Cutler Bay Auctions
    • Frank Vining Smith (1879 - 1967) American
      Dec. 18, 2021

      Frank Vining Smith (1879 - 1967) American

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Frank Vining Smith (1879 - 1967) Oil / Canvas, Signed Lower Right,measures 19.5" x 23" inches

      Cutler Bay Auctions
    • Frank Vining Smith, Mass. (1879-1967)
      Aug. 07, 2021

      Frank Vining Smith, Mass. (1879-1967)

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      Frank Vining Smith, Mass. (1879-1967), Oil on canvas painting of a clippership at sea under full sail plaque on bottom of frame reads "Golden Afternoon, Ship Golden Gate", signed lower right "Frank Vining Smith", set in a gold molded frame (losses and wear), 24" x 30" sight.

      The Cobbs
    • Frank Vining Smith "Loons at Sundown"
      Aug. 01, 2021

      Frank Vining Smith "Loons at Sundown"

      Est: $700 - $1,000

      OIL ON BOARD BY FRANK VINING SMITH Titled on reverse "Loons at Sundown, Frank Vining Smith, Hingham, Mass.", signed l.l. "Frank Vining Smith" (1879-1967), 17 1/2" x 25 1/2", (ex. Lane estate, Hingham, MA).

      Willis Henry Auctions Inc.
    • FRANK VINING SMITH (1879-1967)
      Jun. 26, 2021

      FRANK VINING SMITH (1879-1967)

      Est: $1,000 - $2,000

      "Startled Mallards" oil on masonite 20 x 30 inches. signed and signed, dated 1956 and titled verso. framed 24 1/2 x 35 inches (overall)

      John McInnis Auctioneers
    • FRANK VINING SMITH (AMERICAN, 1879-1967) TALL SHIP Oil on canvas: 28 1/4 x 36 in., 31 1/4 x 39 in. (framed)
      Jun. 10, 2021

      FRANK VINING SMITH (AMERICAN, 1879-1967) TALL SHIP Oil on canvas: 28 1/4 x 36 in., 31 1/4 x 39 in. (framed)

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      FRANK VINING SMITH (AMERICAN, 1879-1967) TALL SHIP Oil on canvas: 28 1/4 x 36 in., 31 1/4 x 39 in. (framed) Framed; lower left signed: Frank Vining Smith

      Potomack Company
    • FRANK VINING SMITH (Massachusetts, 1879-1967), Portrait of the Red Jacket passing Britannia ., Oil on canvas, 26" x 42". Framed 30" x 46.5".
      Apr. 29, 2021

      FRANK VINING SMITH (Massachusetts, 1879-1967), Portrait of the Red Jacket passing Britannia ., Oil on canvas, 26" x 42". Framed 30" x 46.5".

      Est: $5,000 - $7,000

      FRANK VINING SMITH Massachusetts, 1879-1967 Portrait of the Red Jacket passing Britannia. Signed lower right "Frank Vining Smith".

      Eldred's
    • Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879-1967) In the North East Trades
      Dec. 10, 2020

      Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879-1967) In the North East Trades

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879-1967) In the North East Trades oil on canvas signed Frank Vining Smith (lower right); titled (stretcher) 28 x 36 inches. Provenance: Findlay Gallery, Chicago

      Hindman
    • Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879–1967), , Taking in the Stuns’ls
      Dec. 08, 2020

      Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879–1967), , Taking in the Stuns’ls

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879–1967) Taking in the Stuns'ls Signed 'FRANK VINING SMITH' bottom right; also inscribed with title on upper stretcher verso, oil on canvas 40 1/2 x 34 in. (102.9 x 86.4cm) provenance: Private Collection, Wilmington, Delaware.

      Freeman's
    • Frank Vining Smith American. Titled lifting fog,
      Dec. 06, 2020

      Frank Vining Smith American. Titled lifting fog,

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      Frank Vining Smith American. Titled lifting fog, Menemsha. Martha's Vineyard. Busy dock scene with boats and figures sun breaking through. Oil on board . Signed lower right. Titled on reverse. Framed in silver guilt frame. Site size 20 x 30in, Overall size 25 x 34in

      Tremont Auctions
    • FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, Fishing dock scene with a lobster boat., Watercolor, 17" x 21" sight. Framed 24" x 30".
      Nov. 20, 2020

      FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, Fishing dock scene with a lobster boat., Watercolor, 17" x 21" sight. Framed 24" x 30".

      Est: $500 - $800

      FRANK VINING SMITH Massachusetts, 1879-1967 Fishing dock scene with a lobster boat. Signed lower left and right "Frank Vining Smith". Watercolor, 17" x 21" sight. Framed 24" x 30".

      Eldred's
    • FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, "The Outer Ledges"., Oil on board, 15" x 19.75". Framed 22.75" x 26.75".
      Jun. 12, 2020

      FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, "The Outer Ledges"., Oil on board, 15" x 19.75". Framed 22.75" x 26.75".

      Est: $600 - $900

      FRANK VINING SMITH Massachusetts, 1879-1967 "The Outer Ledges". Signed lower right "Frank Vining Smith". Titled verso. Oil on board, 15" x 19.75". Framed 22.75" x 26.75".

      Eldred's
    • American School 19th century, White Diamond Line Packet leaving Boston Harbor
      Apr. 28, 2020

      American School 19th century, White Diamond Line Packet leaving Boston Harbor

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      American School 19th century White Diamond Line Packet leaving Boston Harbor Oil on canvas, framed. 20 in. x 30 in. (sight)

      Freeman's
    • FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, The Cutty Sark., Oil on masonite, 24" x 36". Framed 30" x 41.5".
      Jan. 24, 2020

      FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, The Cutty Sark., Oil on masonite, 24" x 36". Framed 30" x 41.5".

      Est: $800 - $1,200

      FRANK VINING SMITH Massachusetts, 1879-1967 The Cutty Sark. Titled and signed verso "Cutty Sark Frank Vining Smith". Oil on masonite, 24" x 36". Framed 30" x 41.5".

      Eldred's
    • Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879-1967) Over the Sea Oil in canvas 28 x 36-1/4
      Nov. 14, 2019

      Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879-1967) Over the Sea Oil in canvas 28 x 36-1/4

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      Frank Vining Smith (American, 1879-1967) Over the Sea Oil in canvas 28 x 36-1/4 inches (71.1 x 92.1 cm) Signed FRANK VINING SMITH to lower right HID01801242017

      Heritage Auctions
    • FRANK VINING SMITH (1879-1967)
      Oct. 06, 2019

      FRANK VINING SMITH (1879-1967)

      Est: $200 - $400

      "Tall Ship at Sea" oil on canvas 12 x 9 inches. signed. framed 15 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches (overall)

      John McInnis Auctioneers
    • Frank Vining Smith, River Scene, Oil on Board
      Aug. 18, 2019

      Frank Vining Smith, River Scene, Oil on Board

      Est: $300 - $500

      Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967), river scene, oil on board, signed, 18" x 13", frame 20 1/2" x 15 3/4". Provenance: Andover, Massachusetts estate.

      Kaminski Auctions
    • FRANK VINING SMITH (1879-1967)
      Aug. 14, 2019

      FRANK VINING SMITH (1879-1967)

      Est: £150 - £250

      FRANK VINING SMITH (1879-1967) Path at bermuda Signed and dated April 1926 (lower left) Dedicated on the reverse Oil on board 15 x 21cm With another oil from the same hand.

      Chiswick Auctions
    • FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, Figures and a boat on a tropical coast., Watercolor on paper, 4" x 6". Framed 6" x 8".
      Aug. 01, 2019

      FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, Figures and a boat on a tropical coast., Watercolor on paper, 4" x 6". Framed 6" x 8".

      Est: $250 - $350

      FRANK VINING SMITH Massachusetts, 1879-1967 Figures and a boat on a tropical coast. Signed lower right "Frank Vining Smith". Watercolor on paper, 4" x 6". Framed 6" x 8".

      Eldred's
    • FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, The U.S.S. Constitution., Oil on masonite, 37" x 47". Framed 38" x 48".
      Aug. 01, 2019

      FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, The U.S.S. Constitution., Oil on masonite, 37" x 47". Framed 38" x 48".

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      FRANK VINING SMITH Massachusetts, 1879-1967 The U.S.S. Constitution. Signed lower left "Frank Vining Smith". Originally part of a mural installed at the beach house of the Lilly Estate. Oil on masonite, 37" x 47". Framed 38" x 48".

      Eldred's
    • FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, The Flying Cloud., Oil on masonite, 39" x 63". Framed 40" x 64".
      Aug. 01, 2019

      FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, The Flying Cloud., Oil on masonite, 39" x 63". Framed 40" x 64".

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      FRANK VINING SMITH Massachusetts, 1879-1967 The Flying Cloud. Signed lower left "Frank Vining Smith". Note verso indicates it was part of a mural installed at the beach house of the Lilly Estate. Oil on masonite, 39" x 63". Framed 40" x 64".

      Eldred's
    • FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, The Cutty Sark., Oil on masonite, 24" x 36". Framed 30" x 41.5".
      Jun. 14, 2019

      FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, The Cutty Sark., Oil on masonite, 24" x 36". Framed 30" x 41.5".

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      FRANK VINING SMITH Massachusetts, 1879-1967 The Cutty Sark. Titled and signed verso "Cutty Sark Frank Vining Smith". Oil on masonite, 24" x 36". Framed 30" x 41.5".

      Eldred's
    • Frank Vining Smith (MA,1879-1967) oil painting
      Jun. 07, 2019

      Frank Vining Smith (MA,1879-1967) oil painting

      Est: $1,550 - $1,750

      ARTIST: Frank Vining Smith (Massachusetts, 1879 - 1967) NAME: Cohasset Ledges YEAR: 1955 MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: Minor craquelure. Some flaking along bottom edge. No visible inpaint under UV light. Some damages to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 22 x 30 inches / 55 x 75 cm FRAME SIZE: 26 x 34 inches / 65 x 85 cm SIGNATURE: Lower right PROVENANCE: Mary Ann Emmons Parkinson; sold to Parnassus Book Service (Yarmouthport, Cape Cod, MA) in 1983 - receipt is included SIMILAR ARTISTS: Abbott Fuller Graves, Anthony Thieme, Aldro Hibbard, Frederic Cozzens, William Stubbs, John Whorf, Ogden Minton Pleissner, Alfred Thompson Bricher, Frank Henry Shapleigh, Aiden Ripley, Winslow Homer, Jane Peterson, Samuel Griggs, Marshall Joyce CATEGORY: antique vintage painting SKU#: 115103 WARRANTY: 7 days returns accepted if item doesn't match description US Shipping $90 + insurance. Frank Vining Smith (Massachusetts, 1879 - 1967) Frank Vining Smith was born on August 25, 1879 in South Abington, Massachusetts, the son of Franklin Milton and Sarah Porter Vining Smith. His parents separated and Frank spent his childhood being cared for by his mother, grandmother, and sister, Susan. South Abington eventually became Whitman, renamed after Frank's great grandfather, Jared Whitman. As a boy, Frank spent summers with his grandfather at his cottage on Monument Beach in Buzzards Bay, "where" Frank said, " I acquired my love for the water and boats. I swam at six and was sailing at ten years of age." Frank graduated from Whitman High School in 1897. He spent the next two years at the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts where he studied under Frank W. Benson (1862-1951), Philip L. Hale (1865-1931), and Edmund C. Tarbell (1862-1938). The following year he studied painting at the Central Ontario School of Design in Toronto. He later moved to New York and attended the Art Students League in New York City, while employed as a newspaper artist and cartoonist for the McClure newspaper syndicate. During his early career he held illustrating positions at the Boston Herald and the Boston Journal, eventually becoming head of the Journal's art department. Between assignments, Frank continued to pursue his love of painting, producing covers for the National Sportsman and other magazines. He drew cartoons for the Boston Globe from 1909-1910. During World War I, he worked for the U.S. Shipping Board as a camouflage artist. Frank held the position of staff artist at the Boston Sunday Herald until 1925 when, in his mid-forties, he quit the position to dedicate himself to a full time painting career. The artist estimated that he painted over one thousand marine canvases during his lifetime. He said, "You see, my newspaper training taught me to work swiftly. I work very fastI believe I turn out a painting in about half the time the average artist takes." In 1938 he and his wife, Nella Lesta Bonney settled into their new home at 64 High Street in Hingham Massachusetts. Here Smithy devoted long hours to painting in his home studio with its large windows and northern exposure. When he wasn't at his easel, he could be found working in the flower gardens just outside the studio. He was a member of the Guild of Boston Artists and a four-time winner of the Richard Mitton Gold Medal Award in the Jordan Marsh New England Artist's Show. One-man exhibitions of his paintings have been held in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and New York. His marine paintings still hang in museums and private collections from coast to coast. He was a former rear commodore and lifetime member of the Cruising Club of America, and enjoyed memberships in both New Bedford and Hingham Yacht Clubs. On June 12, 1954, the artist's beloved wife Nella died, thus beginning Smithy's declining years. Later that same year he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, and in 1958 was successfully operated on for cancer. Four years later he suffered a slight shock and began referring to himself as an "armchair sailor". In spite of his failing health, and although frequently plagued by double vision, the artist continued to turn out canvases until the last few years of his life. On July 30, 1967 Frank Vining Smith died at his home, with lifelong friend Ednah Blanchard by his side.

      Broward Auction Gallery LLC
    • FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, The Cutty Sark., Oil on masonite, 24" x 36". Framed 30" x 41.5".
      Feb. 16, 2019

      FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, The Cutty Sark., Oil on masonite, 24" x 36". Framed 30" x 41.5".

      Est: $2,000 - $3,000

      FRANK VINING SMITH Massachusetts, 1879-1967 The Cutty Sark. Titled and signed verso "Cutty Sark Frank Vining Smith". Oil on masonite, 24" x 36". Framed 30" x 41.5".

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    • FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, The Cutty Sark., Oil on masonite, 24" x 36". Framed 30" x 36".
      Nov. 15, 2018

      FRANK VINING SMITH, Massachusetts, 1879-1967, The Cutty Sark., Oil on masonite, 24" x 36". Framed 30" x 36".

      Est: $3,000 - $5,000

      FRANK VINING SMITH Massachusetts, 1879-1967 The Cutty Sark. Titled and signed verso "Cutty Sark Frank Vining Smith". Oil on masonite, 24" x 36". Framed 30" x 36".

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