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Exhibition Review: Sir Matthew Smith 1879-1959. A Survey of his life and work, drawn from the artist’s studio collection.

 

Mid 20th C British art in the City

It used to be possible to walk into a City boardroom and have some chance of seeing an interesting piece by one of the artists covered here. I recall Ivon Hitchens in UBS, all sorts of good things in Barings and Robert Fleming, a varied  collection in Simmons and Simmons (courtesy of their noted art collector partner, Stuart Evans) and [Read More…]

Exhibition Review: Sir Matthew Smith. A Survey of his life and work, drawn from the artist’s studio collection.

Most of the great collectors of mid-20th century British art owned work by Matthew Smith. Kenneth Clark, Colin Anderson, Wilfrid Evill, Peter Gregory, Thelma Cazalet-Keir, Hugo Pitman, Edward le Bas, Eddie Marsh, Eardley Knollys, Howard Bliss and Walter Hussey all caught my eye and this is perhaps one way to remind the modern reader how enormously successful Smith was during [Read More…]