Painter as he appeared in the comics

Painter Cartoon
Painter as he appeared in the cartoon show

Painter Dancing Smurfs 2 Movie
Painter in the 2013 movie The Smurfs 2.

Painter in the 2017 movie Smurfs: The Lost Village.

Painter Smurf
Voice ActorBill Callaway
First AppearanceSeason 1
Name Translation of Painter Smurf
FrenchSchtroumpf Peintre
SpanishPitufo Pintor
GermanToulousi Schlumpf
ItalianPuffo Pittore
BrazilianSmurf Pintor

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Painter (original French name Schtroumpf Peintre) is one of the main characters of the Smurfs cartoon show, who has appeared on the show throughout its entire run. He is the village artist who usually does portraits in paint, though he occasionally works in sculpture -- a skill that in the comic books is mostly handled by Sculptor Smurf.

He speaks with a French accent, and is usually identified by a berry-red painter's jacket and a dark blue artist's tie that he wears around his neck. He is very temperamental and protective of his masteurpiesas (phonetically "master pizzas") whether it's from commentary by his fellow Smurfs or from those who wish to ruin his work. Painter has a friendship with the color sprite, Spectra.

He is one of the Smurfs who was trapped in time with the time crystals.

Painter once called Clumsy Smurf a fool, but his accent made it sound like 'fuel, with the 'E' as in egg. He is also known to have called a fried egg a 'fred' egg, resulting in some confusion on the part of Poet Smurf , who happened to have been arguing with him at the time.

In the 2011 Smurfs movie, Painter is first seen in the early part of the film working on an ice sculpture which Clumsy slices in half with the ladder that he carries on the runaway wheelbarrow that he rides, with the ice chippings falling upon Chef Smurf's pizzas. In the end credits, he is shown displaying his latest work, "The Battle Of Belvedere", which is the Smurfs' battle with Gargamel at Belvedere Castle.


  • Somehow, in "The Hundredth Smurf", Painter's first appearance is identical to Handy Smurf (who shows up in another scene as himself), but without the pencil. He also speaks in a deep voice, similar to Grouchy's, and without the French accent. (In fact, both Smurfs are identified as Handy in the German dub, making it somewhat confusing.)