Almost 100 years ago, architect George Washington Smith started the Spanish Colonial Revival movement. Smith gave up Harvard for bond trading work, and returned to Santa Barbara to retire after achieving success. However, he changed plans after realizing how popular his paintings have become and continued creating pieces for Californians. Smith mixed old and new styles, and his works are famous for their simplicity and complex design. Known as one of the founding fathers of Santa Barbara, the architect inspired many generations of painters. Kenny Slaught acknowledges the detailed eye needed to create such intricate works of art.