Jack Smith, a recent graduate of Highland Park High School, began drawing and painting at an early age and was recognized at age 4 for a Penguin painting that made the Westminster Preschool newsletter. Jack began formal painting study at Zhen Music and Art Institute, under instructor Zhen Wu, which featured his paintings during a 2014 Spring Show. Jack is recognized for heavy and light body acrylic abstracts, realism and mixed media. Landscapes are a passion including the coastal areas and golf courses. He also enjoys woodworking, completing a desk set, gun cabinet, Texas shaped cutting board and various sculptures.
Jack has been featured in Park Cities/Preston Hollow People, Art & Seek, White Rock Weekly, and the Dallas Morning News. ESD and Highland Park newsletters. He was recently featured in the People Papers “20 Under 40’” 2019 article.
Since 2013, Jack has consistently been selling, commissioning and donating paintings. He is a contributor to Children’s Medical Center, Cattle Barons Ball, Autism Treatment Center, Highland Belles, Delete Blood Cancer, Noggin Education Foundation, and other philanthropies. Jack’s largest installations are at Legacy ABN AMRO offices and the new HTX Title offices in Preston Center.
Jack’s copper wire tree sculptures are represented by the Blue Print Gallery, a fine art gallery in Dallas, Texas, which represents artists from around the world. Blue Print held an art show featuring Jack’s paintings and sculptures in October of 2018. The show was a great success with a percentage of proceeds benefitting HP Arts and the Noggin Education Foundation.
Jack attends the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University with a focus on mechanical engineering. He continues his art when time allows, as he enjoys his college years. Follow his works on jacksmithpaintings.com
Click here to read Park Cities People “20 Under 40” article.
Click here to read Jack’s article in Park Cities People.