Arthur Edward Smith
(1880 – 1978)
A self-taught British maker who emigrated to Australia and established a highly successful shop in Sydney in 1919. His instruments are generally based on Stradivari and Guarneri models, but are not copies and can feature an eclectic mix of styles. His wood, thought to have been imported with him from the UK, is usually of the first quality. The quality of his craftsmanship declined significantly after ...Read More he suffered a stroke in 1961.
Various leading musicians supported Smith's work, including Zlatko Balokovic, Tossy Spivakovsky, Isaac Stern and Ruggieri Ricci.
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