b. 1937d. 2019
Also known as:
- Edmund Owen Smyth
Ted Smyth grew up in Auckland’s western suburbs and was strongly influenced by the landscape of the Waitākere Ranges.
Smyth produced works in painting, sculpture and landscape architecture. As a landscape designer he worked with Ron Sang, completed several children's playgrounds and came to notoriety with his design for the McMillan's Garden in Howick, Auckland in 1987.
Smyth was made an Honorary Fellow of the NZILA in 1998, and in 2000 was awarded an Honorary Bachelor of Landscape Architecture by Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology. His work has been recognised in numerous international books and publications. He was the subject of a monograph, the first book solely dedicated to a New Zealand landscape architect, in 2017.
- Te Ara New Zealand Encyclopaedia
- Rod Barnett and Jacqueline Margetts. The Modern Landscapes of Ted Smyth: Landscape Modernism in the Asia-Pacific (Abingdon Oxon: Routledge, 2017).
- Associated Artworks