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Figure in a Room I
© the artist's estate/courtesy Flowers Gallery, London. Photo credit: Tate

Figure in a Room I 1959

Jack Smith (1928–2011)


British painter (and occasional sculptor), born in Sheffield. He studied at Sheffield College of Art, 1944–6, and then (after doing National Service) in London at *St Martin's School of Art, 1948–50, and the *Royal College of Art, 1950–53. In the mid-1950s he was a leading figure of the *Kitchen Sink School. A typical work of this period is Mother Bathing Child (1953, Tate), which does in fact feature a kitchen sink.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)

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