Painter and creator of abstract constructions and teacher, born in London. After general education in Matlock, Birkenhead and Dartford, Smith attended the Laird School of Art in Birkenhead and Liverpool’s Regional College of Art, 1950–5. Worked widely in schools and technical college teaching art, by the mid-1970s being principal lecturer in art and design at Didsbury College of Education in Manchester. Showed in north of England, Manchester City Art Gallery holding his acrylic and gloss paint on wood construction Estate IV, of 1968. Lived for a time at Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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