Jack Smith
b. 1928 (BAA 1953-57)


Born in Sheffield. 1944-46 Sheffield College ot Art. 1946-48
served RAF. 1948-50 St Martin’s School of Art; 1950-53
Royal College of Art; 1952 first one-man exhibition, Beaux
Arts Gallery, while still student at RCA, with whom he
exhibited until 1958 when dismissed as his works were
considered too realist. 1953-57 taught BAA part-time, made
sculpture of children and dogs running (now destroyed).
1955 exhibited Willis Galleries, Bath. with BAA colleagues;
1956 exhibited Venice Biennale; 1957 John Moores
Liverpool Exhibition; 1959 retrospective Whitechapel
Gallery; 1964 London Group Jubilee Exhibition, Tate Gallery.
Taught part-time at Royal College of Art, Sculpture
Department, also Hornsey School of Art, Wimbledon School
of Art and Chelsea School of Art, became Head of Painting.
1978 one-man exhibition Serpentine Gallery (Arts Council);
1979 retrospective exhibition of drawings, Brighton
Polytechnic Gallery. Taught Brighton Polytechnic 1980 to
present. 1984 included in The Forgotten Fifties, Graves City
Art Gallery (touring exhibition). 1986 designed ‘Carmen
Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum’ for Ballet Rambert, Sadlers
Wells; 1988 Exhibition Road, Painters at The Royal ColIege of
Art
, Royal College of Art.


102 Snowstorm in a City 1952/53
oil on board
48 x 48 inches
signed and dated

Exh: Paintings by Jack Smith, Beaux Arts Gallery,
February 1953 (18); The Forgotten Fifties
Graves City Art Gallery (touring exhibition),
1984 (54a)

103 Objects in Space 1955/56
pencil on paper
30 x 38˝ inches