The Ottawa School of Art community was saddened to learn of the passing of Gerald Smith this past weekend. Gerald taught at OSA for many years and was a well-liked and well-respected instructor. He was a thoughtful and methodical instructor who tried to inspire his students to engage with their artwork with enthusiasm. He was also an accomplished artist who was known for his signature large portraits of friends, colleagues and acquaintances. He created a number of commissioned portraits and exhibited his work regionally and beyond. He will be missed by his friends and colleagues at OSA. More information will be posted as it is available – please watch this site for updates.