The dance of gothic geometry: Churches by Stan Smith and others

About the exhibition

Do you love mediaeval architecture?  Do you know your Romanesque from your Norman?  Can you tell the difference between Early English, Decorated  and Perpendicular? Or does the whole business give you an attack of the Gothic horrors ? Well, maybe it’s time to view your national heritage through the eyes of the late, great Stan Smith (1929-2001) 

We have just retrieved more than a dozen of Stan’s lively watercolours and sketches of English country churches, from Saxon to Victorian, some of which make John Piper’s work look dull and boring in comparison. 

Stan was no god-botherer, far from it.  But he certainly did have an eye for the life and beauty in that stern Gothic geometry.

For good measure - and just to make sure Stan doesn’t completely hog the limelight - we’re including a few more churches by other leading lights of our gallery: Nick Barnham, Adrian Ryan and David Rolt.

Please note: the works are displayed only very roughly to scale. Click twice on the images to fully expand.

This is just a small array of Stan Smith’s works. We have many others from his estate and personal collection and have created special pages where you can peruse them by genre by clicking on the links below:

Stan Smith - the human figure

Stan Smith - places and spaces 

Smith, Stan - illustrations, sketches, etc


Artworks featured in the exhibition

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Smith, Stan - Lullington church, Sussex Downs

£395

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Smith, Stan - Country chapel

£295

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Smith, Stan - Old Shoreham church

£395

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Smith, Stan - Country church
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Ryan, Adrian - Hawstead church, Suffolk

£250

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Smith, Stan - A West Country church
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Smith, Stan - St Mary's church Calne

£395

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Stan Smith - Saxon church, Sompting, Sussex

£295

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Smith, Stan - An English country church
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Smith, Stan - Teddington churchyard

£295

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Smith, Stan - The churchyard wall

£150

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Smith, Stan - Church tower, possibly in Wiltshire

£395

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Smith, Stan - Expressionist churchyard

£150

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Barnham, Nicholas - Haslingfield church

£750

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Rolt, David - Church spire, Terling, Essex

£195

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Barnham, Nicholas - Ickleton

£750

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