Colorado & Regional Art

Sunset in the Garden of the Gods

Sunset in the Garden of the Gods

Year 1940s

Artist Francis Drexel Smith (1874–1956, American)

Media oil on canvas

Dimensions 24 x 30 inches

Born in Chicago, Francis Drexel Smith studied at the Art Institute of Chicago before moving to Colorado Springs in the early 1900s. He became an avid supporter of the Broadmoor Art Academy and later the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, serving as a committee member, board member and trustee. He studied with renowned landscape painter John Carlson in Colorado Springs and was known for his paintings of Colorado landscapes and scenery. Smith was a founding member of the Denver Artists Guild in 1928.

Not currently on view

Signature Signed "F. Drexel Smith" lower right corner

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2007.0743