“AWARD WINNING CARICATURIST TONY SMITH”
ATLANTA’S PREMIER CARICATURIST TONY SMITH
Digital Caricatures and Traditional Caricatures
Way back in 1992, Tony Smith was chosen for a caricature workshop by his professor at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Tony drew for 17 days straight at an Art Festival. Although it was his first time drawing caricatures, something ignited inside of him and he didn’t want to stop drawing. Tony’s take back from those 17 days, he found “A GREAT JOY FOR MAKING PEOPLE SMILE” he couldn’t be a happier!
Well, here it is, 32 years later, and over 500,000 BIG smiles captured. Tony Smith is now an “Award Winning Caricaturist”. He’s won several first place awards at ISCA, an International Society of Caricature Artists competition. He’s won for Caricaturist of the year and Best Black and White in: 2001,2005,2006,2012,2014, and his last win was in 2015. He will compete again 2017 (ISCA), an organization of 600 of the worlds best caricature artist. Tony’s work has gained respect of his peers and international recognition through his Award Winning Caricatures
The Palm Atlanta is an International American fine-dining steak and lobster restaurant that opened in 1920. Its one of the cities “best place to spot a celebrity” by Atlanta Magazine. Their signature theme is caricatures of locals and celebrities drawn on directly on the walls of the restaurant. Back in 2015 Tony Smith was chosen to be the New Palmist for the Buckhead, Ga. location. The restaurant went through a major renovation for their 25th anniversary where everything was torn down. Tony Smith has now drawn over 200 caricatures and caricature illustrations on their walls. Its a dream come true for Tony, “what an honor” he says.
Tony had the opportunity in 2017 to present 16 full color illustrations of the Famous Alumni for the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va. The Barter Theatre began in 1933 with one mans idea to have the patrons pay with produce. Today they draw in more than 160,000 visitors a year. Tony drew 16 well known celebrities such as Wayne Knight who starred in Jurassic Park, Frances Fisher from Titanic, and Gregory Peck from To Kill A Mocking bird, to name a few. These drawing are now displayed on the walls of the Martha Inn and spa, across the street from the theatre.
The Martha is a historic hotel built in 1832. Its now ranking #18 in luxury hotels in Va. They have amazing art work on the walls, and now Caricatures by Tony Smith!
ATLANTAS PREMIER CARICATURIST
NOT FOR NOTHIN
Tony is Atlanta’s Premier Caricaturist because of his artistic abilities, desire to serve others, speed, top of the line materials, always dressed to the “T”, and his fun loving personality, amongst a gazillion other great qualities. Tony Smith is blessed to have so many great opportunities here in Atlanta. Winning awards is fantastic however, making people smile is the greatest gift of them all.
Sebastian Krüger with Kim & Tony Smith
Tony is one of the top caricaturists in the country and a member of the International Society of Caricaturist Artists. His works adorn thousands of homes and businesses throughout the world. The Delta Museum, Cherokee Country Club, Community Cross Roads Magazine, Life As We Know It movie, Wing Stop, Walker & Dunlop, and many others….
Over 30 years of entertaining Tony Smith is known for his ability to achieve a spot on likeness in a clean animated style. His unique realistic style caricature is what sets him apart from the rest.
Tony is also an ordained minister. He gives all the thanks and honor to Jesus! He is aware that his gift of artistry is from above and he is forever thankful. He’s met some amazing artists along the way who have inspired him to be the artist and business person he is today.
Its no small thing to be have the opportunity to work full time as a caricaturist ” I do what I love for a living”
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