Stephen Smart worked for 30 years as a family and aboriginal affairs lawyer at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt law firm in Toronto. During that time he took on the responsibility of overseeing his firm’s art collection, which is now one of the most revered corporate collections of contemporary Canadian art in the country.

He retired from law eight years ago and since then has started a second career as an art consultant, curator and, perhaps most notably, enthusiast.