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William Goldsmith - Fine Artist

William Goldsmith

NEWMARKET, ON - Canada

 
 
 

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William Goldsmith

NEWMARKET, ON - Canada

William Goldsmith - Fine Artist

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About William Goldsmith


ART AND ILLUSTRATION has always interested me from my childhood days in England. As a youngster I collected cigarette cards, finely
detailed and illustrated collector cards from cigarette packages. Tobacco companies employed artists to illustrate the cards which covered
hundreds of subjects. They have become a collector's item for adults with a large following particularly in the U.K.

I emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1958 and began painting, first in oil, then acrylic and a few in egg tempera. This eventually morphed into matting and framing art and the cards and marketing them via Gift Trade Shows in Toronto, Halifax, Edmonton and Vancouver.
Framed cigarette cards (tobacco cards) decorate many pubs in the U.K. and are used on the sets of the longest running TV show Coronation
Street.

In 1989 I moved to a small village along the Northumberland Straight in Nova Scotia and operated a custom framing business as well as continuing to exhibit in the Trade Shows which left little time to produce my own art.

I lost my wife in 2001, abandoned all framing activities until moving to Toronto (Newmarket) in 2004. These days I am back to producing my own
art although in a different genre, that of pencil drawing with and without watercolor embellishment. Time will tell whether I go back to, or include
acrylic and egg tempera.

William

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The Whistling Oyster by William Goldsmith
 

The Whistling Oyster by William Goldsmith

'imagine' John Lennon by William Goldsmith
 

'imagine' John Lennon by William Goldsmith

Claddagh People 1873 by William Goldsmith
 

Claddagh People 1873 by William Goldsmith

Horse Drawn Cab 1846 by William Goldsmith
 

Horse Drawn Cab 1846 by William Goldsmith

London Buskers 1853 by William Goldsmith
 

London Buskers 1853 by William Goldsmith

The Bridewell. Edinburgh by William Goldsmith
 

The Bridewell. Edinburgh by William Goldsmith

St Georges Chapel Edinburgh by William Goldsmith
 

St Georges Chapel Edinburgh by William Goldsmith

Notre Dame De Bonsecours by William Goldsmith
 

Notre Dame De Bonsecours by William Goldsmith

Mazorbo Venice Lagoon by William Goldsmith
 

Mazorbo Venice Lagoon by William Goldsmith

The Potting Bench by William Goldsmith
 

The Potting Bench by William Goldsmith

Northeast Coast Beach by William Goldsmith
 

Northeast Coast Beach by William Goldsmith

 The Young Arborist by William Goldsmith
 

The Young Arborist by William Goldsmith

Singapore Lady by William Goldsmith
 

Singapore Lady by William Goldsmith

Typical Montreal Home by William Goldsmith
 

Typical Montreal Home by William Goldsmith

The Water Pitcher by William Goldsmith
 

The Water Pitcher by William Goldsmith

Done For The Day by William Goldsmith
 

Done For The Day by William Goldsmith

George 111 Statue Liverpool by William Goldsmith
 

George 111 Statue Liverpool by William Goldsmith

Albion Chapel Moorgate by William Goldsmith
 

Albion Chapel Moorgate by William Goldsmith

Quadrangle Edinburgh Castle by William Goldsmith
 

Quadrangle Edinburgh Castle by William Goldsmith

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