About Smith Andersen North


Smith Andersen North exhibits work by established and emerging artists, with an emphasis on twentieth-century and contemporary fine art photography and photo-based art. Smith Andersen North also publishes limited edition copper-plate photogravures by artists such as Daido Moriyama, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Malick Sidibé.

Framing & Art Services

Smith Andersen North Framing & Art Services serves the art community of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. In both the San Francisco and original San Anselmo locations, we offer custom high-quality conservation framing on a wholesale and retail basis and provide creative inhouse solutions. Our clients include galleries, museums, artists, private collectors, art consultants, photographers, and designers. We also offer copy photography and digital archiving at the Lab.

Smith Andersen North is owned and operated by Stefan Kirkeby.

Stefan Kirkeby has extensive experience in handling fine art. He has been framing for almost 30 years. He spent over 10 years at the contemporary art museum Louisiana in Denmark as chief preparator, registrar, and traveling exhibition coordinator and worked closely on exhibitions by artists ranging from Claude Monet and Edward Hopper to Paul McCarthy and Kiki Smith. His extensive understanding of materials and applications enables him to provide unique solutions to any art presentation. Stefan holds a degree in cultural anthropology from UC Santa Cruz. He is also a photographer and has a wide knowledge of the process and conservation of photographic materials.