Born in Minnesota and raised in Bozeman, Montana, Adam Smith has spent thirty-nine years surrounded by the incredible wonders of Western wildlife and has mastered the art of rendering it accurately. Smith studies nature with the acute eye of a scientist, but he recreates it with the gingerly hands of a painter. He is no stranger to fine art: he is the son of famous wildlife artist Daniel Smith. Yet make no mistake—this young artist sets himself apart from the competition and has already garnered his own success in the art world.
An avid traveler and cross-country explorer, Smith finds inspiration from trips he and his father have taken to Africa, Alaska, Utah, and dozens of national parks in between. Smith received the 2015 People’s Choice Award at Western Visions at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming; the 2016 Henry Farny Award for Best Painting at Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis; and the 2017 Cynthia Post Buyers’ Choice Award at Small Works, Great Wonders at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.