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Peter James Smith


Peter James Smith was born in Paparoa in 1954, and currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. He is widely published as a mathematician and holds the degrees BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD with a Master of Fine Art in painting. He has held more than fifty solo shows and has work in both private and public collections in Australia, New Zealand and internationally.


He recently retired from the dual roles of Professor of Mathematics and Art, and Head of the School of Creative Media at RMIT University, to paint and write full time. 

Smith's wide interests in science, culture and history coalesce into his distinctive landscape paintings and assemblages, scrawled with poetry, truncated notes, jottings and scientific diagrams.


Morning Star
My Dear Effie
Sunset over an open field
Violin Performance I
The poetry of distance
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