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date: 22 January 2022

Smith, Helyfree

Smith, Helyfree

RBA 1901; RBC 1927; FRSA 1928

Born Wambrook, Dorset, 15 Jan. 1862; s of late Rev. Hely Hutchinson Augustus Smith, MA Oxon, Vicar of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire; m 1905, Lucie E. (d 1909), d of Lt-Gen. W. H. Worthy Bennet; died 21 Jan. 1941

artist, oil and water-colour, marine and figure; member and Hon. Treasurer of the Artists’ Society and Langham Sketching Club; Hon. Treasurer Royal Society of British Artists since 1915




Left school at the age of seventeen and went into Samuel Smith & Co.’s Bank at Derby for three years; then took up painting, studying at Lincoln School of Art and Antwerp Academy till 1888; first exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1890, The Fog Horn, purchased by the Canterbury Art Society, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1903; A Stormy Evening, bequeathed to Plymouth Corporation Art Gallery, and a Breezy Shore, to Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington; The Gulls of Blackfriars, purchased by late Queen Alexandra; de Laszlo Silver Medal, 1937; worked in Algeria, Egypt, etc


making model ships


Park Corner, 7 Ravenscourt Square, W6

Riverside 3741