Featuring West Virginia artist, Robert G. (Bob) Smith 1909-1996
A watercolor, painted in 1966, showing French Creek as it was in the 1950's. The elementary school at the top of the hill had 1st through 8th grades. The building to the right of the church was Smith's General Grocery owned and operated by Bob and Marge Smith for 28 years.
13" X 19" with 1/2" boarder to allow matting, printed on watercolor paper.
The purpose of this gallery is to honor the artistic talents of my dad, Bob Smith by sharing his original art (print & original paintings) with others.
The artist said he aspired, with his paintings, to preserve things that have been destroyed by man or time.
We know you will want to have one or more of these prints hanging in your home or office, or to purchase as a gift for family or a friend.
I love your dad's paintings and I want them all! I hope others will feel the same way!
This is great !! It brought tears to my eyes to see my home and the little village I grew up in.
I love the three prints of French Creek. I can't wait to get them framed and hanging in my house! Your dad left a beautiful history in art of our home. A forgotten era told in each painting. Love these prints. So glad I purchased. Thank you.
Dan, your dad's painting are amazing. Jenny and I love the Crawford Barns and look forward to hanging it in our hame.
Robert G. (Bob) Smith, Jr (1909-1996)
Dad said, I can not stand to see a blank canvas or blank page in his sketch pad. A self-taught artist, he became interested in art as a teenager and soon became widely known for his paintings.