Murray Smith teaches Oil Painting: Floral, Still Life & Landscape Painting for adults, Monday daytime 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

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or at (845) 304-2156.

Murray Smith

Murray Smith has studied with master painter, John Phillip Osborne for the past 15 years. His work reflects the painting theories that help artists understand the prismatic flow of light and atmospheric effects of the north light studio through the use of the prismatic palette.

He has won many awards from the Ridgewood Art Institute's Annual Jury Shows; including The Betty Kaytes Award for Best Floral in 2014, Best Floral in 2009, 2007 and 2006 and the Salmagundi Club Award in 2005. He has captured the Jane Peterson Still Life Award, the top prize for still life, from The Hudson Valley Art Association.

An award winning art director, Mr. Smith enjoyed a distinguished career in advertising for more than 25 years. He is most proud of the 12 years he has spent as a designer in the entertainment advertising industry and the firm that he helped establish. Among the many achievements he is credited with are the campaigns and posters for over 200 films most notably; Star Wars, Close Encounters of The Third Kind, Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, Superman, and All The President's Men. He won the distinguished Art Director's Gold Medal for the poster, I Want Out which has been in London's Victoria & Albert Museum's collection for the past 30 years.

He is a graduate of the High School of Art & Design and attended both the Art Student's League and the School of Visual Arts. He is represented by several galleries in the ti-state area


"Orchids" By Murray Smith