An amateur artist who was possibly an illegitimate daughter of the Prince Regent and lived at Ince Castle, near Saltash, Cornwall. Her only significant known work is at the Whitworth.
Born on 22 October 1879, Matthew Smith, was interested in painting and drawing from an early age and studied art at Manchester College of Technology (1901-1905) and the Slade School of Fine Art in London (1905-1908) - without, however, showing particular promise. He moved to France late in 1908, and in Etaples and Pont-Aven painted still-lifes and portraits that are Intimist in manner, showing attention to local color and modeling. After spending an extensive period in Paris, painting and exhibiting in the Salon he joined the London Group in 1920 after a long illness, and then spent the autumn and winter of 1920 in the village of St Columb Major in Cornwall. Between the wars he spent long periods in France and in Cornwall, later in the 1930s returning to London.
Smith applied dark saturated color and an increasing fluidity of construction to a series of Cornish landscapes, strongly Expressionist in character, the culmination of an earlier style. Smith was knighted in 1954, and died on 29 September 1959.
Nicholas Smith, son of landscape painter Caesar Smith, was born in East Anglia. He began his artistic career shortly after leaving school in Peterborough, creating watercolours inspired by the wildlife in his native fens. During the 1980s and 1990s he exhibited widely across the Midlands and in London. In 1997 he moved to Cornwall, making the transition to oils in order to portray the vast skies and rugged coastline of the south west. Smith works from The Bank Square Gallery in St Just.
A Bristol artist, with many Cornish titles to his name, Reginald Smith is not to be confused with Arthur Reginald Smith 1871-1934, a Yorkshire artist. A recent correspondent (2014) has stated that the artist was born at Batheaston nr Bath Somerset. And his later residence was at Oakfield Grove, Clifton, Pembroke Rd Bristol.
Simon Smith was born in Cornwall and on returning to the county settled in Porthtowan. His paintings have been exhibited at Galleria St Ives.