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Sculptor James Smith lives with his wife Susan near Madoc, Ontario. He has two sons and he was educated in Toronto, receiving his B. A. from York University and his Associate diploma from the Ontario College of Art.

He has specialized in stone sculpture since 1984. In his position as Sculpture Director at Campbell Monument Company, the company has come to be recognized widely for innovative stone artistry. In collaboration with sculptors Peter LeBaron and Doug Stephens they have received substantial recognition for large scale outdoor public sculpture commissions throughout North America. This work has been recognized with several awards and in 2006 Mr. Smith was inducted as a Fellow Of The American Institute of Commemorative Art. Campbell Monument Company is proud to have been recognized by the Quinte Economic Development Council with the award of their 2003 Small Business Achievement Award and by the Quinte Arts Council with their 2003 Arts Recognition Award.

He is the coauthor of two books: "Accentuate the Positive, Creative Arts for Children with Disabilities" Addison Wesley Publishing, Toronto, 1988 and "Createability, Creative Arts for Preschool Children with Disabilities", Communication Skill Builders Phoenix Arizona 1992.

Major Commissions With Campbell Monument Company Include :

  • A granite and bronze sculpture portraying a historical interpretation of Colonel John By and the Rideau Canal, commissioned by the National Capital Commission in Majors Hill Park, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • An Indiana Limestone bas relief 55’ long depicting scenes from the Battle of Lundy’s Lane for the City of Niagara Falls.
  • An award winning commission celebrating the history of the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York installed in 2004.
  • An 18000 lb. 14 foot high sculpture of Saint Lawrence commissioned by the Thousand Islands Community Development Corporation and sited on the Saint Lawrence River near Gananoque in 2006.
  • Mr. Smith has completed the first phase of a commission in Thompson Manitoba to create what is anticipated to be Canada’s largest rock sculpture.