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Paul McDonald Smith OAM


Private studies under Donald Cameron, Stanley Ballard, Ric Rowton 1972-77; Fine Art RMIT; Scholarship (Europe) 1986; Advised and supported by mentor Sir William Dargie CBE.


Exhibited since 1974. Six Solo Exhibitions in Melbourne; VAS exhibitions since 1976; TMPS exhibitions since 1998. Many group and invitation exhibitions in Victoria and interstate.


  • Victorian Artists Society – Honorary Life Member, Past President, Past Council Mbr., VAS Fellow, Signatory, Tutor;
  • Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc. – Past President, Past Vice President;
  • Glen Eira Cheltenham Art Group Inc. – Past President, Honorary Member, Past Tutor;
  • Box Hill Art Group Inc. – Life Member, Honorary Member, Past Tutor;
  • Hobsons Bay Art Society Inc. – Honorary Member;
  • Royal Society of Arts, London – Fellow;
  • Order of Australia Association – Member;
  • Royal Art Society of NSW – Victorian Representative;
  • Past Member – DTAS; MAS; AGRA; Bottlebrush Club.


Regional, Municipal, Institutional and Private Collections throughout Australia and overseas: Mildura Regional Gallery; Wangaratta Art Gallery; Balranald Shire Gallery NSW; Bright Art Gallery; Maroondah Council Collection; Central Goldfields Gallery Maryborough; Others.


  • Mavericks and Masters – Centenary of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society 1918-2018”.
  • 90 Years of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society”.
  • 150 – Victorian Artists Society 1870-2020 Celebrating 150 Years”.
  • VAS Journal” – 30 Editorial features 1998-2003. Many contributions and articles since 1994.
  • Australian Artist” – Numerous contributions incl: “Oils – The Medium of the Masters” 1989.
  • State Library of Victoria, Oral History Archive – video interview;
    Who’s Who in Australia”;
  • “Box Hill Art Group – The First 50 Years”;
  • GECAG Newsletter – Editorial;
  • Author of various Biographical and Curatorial Publications.


Over 100 awards for painting incl.: VAS Artist of the Year 2001; Norman Kaye Memorial Medal 1998 &1999; Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Service to the Visual Arts 2005; Camberwell Travel Scholarship 1986.

Gallery of paintings by Paul McDonald Smith OAM.