Bernard Smith Biography

Published On Nov 20, 2017
Facts of Bernard Smith
Date of Birth: 1916 , October-3
Date of Death: 2011 , September-2
Birth Nation: Australia
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
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Bernard started his career working as a primary school teacher in the New South Wales. He then worked as an education officer at the "National Art Gallery of NSW." While serving for the Art Gallery of NSW, he won a scholarship to study at the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, University of London. He also earned a research scholarship from the "Australian National University" through which he completed his Ph.D. 

Smith was the founding Professor of Contemporary Art and Director of the Power Institute of Fine Arts, University of Sydney and worked until his retirement in 1977. He was also the president of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a professorial fellow in the department of Art History at the University of Melbourne. 

Moving towards his personal life, Bernard Smith married twice. Firstly, he married Kate Challis in 1941. The couple were enjoying their marital relationship and living happily together but unfortunately, his first wife, Kate Challis died in 1989. Later, Smith tied the knot with Margaret Forster in 1995 and remain together until Bernard's death.  

Art historian Bernard Smith earns the good sum of money in his career. Being art historian and art critic, he earned wide recognition and wealth. He was also a lecturer and senior lecturer and taught in several prestigious institutions through which he obtains a decent amount of money. His current net worth is around $10 million.

Bernard Smith had contributed his life to art and history and was undoubtedly Australia's greatest art historian. At the age of 94, Bernard Smith died in Melbourne on 2nd September 2011.

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Born in Sydney

October 3 , 1916

Bernard Smith was born on 3rd October 1916 in Sydney, Australia. He was born to father, Charles Smith and mother, Rose Anne Tierney and grew up along with his siblings in Balmain. 

Taught in NSW Department of Education

1933

From the year 1935 to 1944, Bernard Smith taught in the NSW Department of Education. He also served as an education officer for the Art Gallery in NSW country art exhibitions programme.

Married to Kate Challis

1941

Firstly Bernard Smith got married to Kate Challis in 1941. The couple were enjoying their marital relationship and living happily together but unfortunately, his first wife, Kate Challis died in 1989.

 

Married to Margaret Forster

1995

After the death of his first wife, Bernard Smith got married to Margaret Forster in 1995. The couple didn't married and remain together until Bernard death.  

Died at the age of 94

September 2 , 2011

Bernard Smith had contributed his life to art and history and was undoubtedly Australia's greatest art historian. At the age of 94, Bernard Smith died peacefully in Melbourne on 2nd September 2011.

 

Current Net worth

2017

Art historian Bernard Smith earns the good sum of money in his career. Being art historian and art critic he has earned wide recognition and wealth. It is estimated that his current net worth is around $10 million.