Jack Carington Smith
Jack Carington Smith (26 February 1908 – 19 March 1972) was an Australian artist from Launceston, Tasmania. Born simply "Smith", he adopted "Carington Smith" as his surname around 1936 when he won a travelling scholarship which enabled him to study at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
He won the Sulman Prize in 1949 for Bush Pastoral, a Mural design for New State Building, Hobart, and (after entering regularly for twenty years) the Archibald Prize in 1963 with a portrait of Professor James McAuley, who was then the chair of the University of Tasmania, and the Rubinstein Prize 1966. Smith also worked as a tutor who taught other artists, including Max Angus, Roger Murphy and Jeff Hook.
The Carington Smith Library in the Centre for the Arts, University of Tasmania is named for him.
- McCulloch, Alan Encyclopedia of Australian Art Hutchinson of London 1968
for Professor James McAuley
(Clifton Pugh, 1965)
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