Sir Matthew Smith


(1879 - 1959)

Smith studied at the Manchester School of Art and the Slade and additionally under Henri Matisse in Paris where he felt the influence of Fauvism. He is known for his still life painting and also his highly distinctive portraiture and landscape painting.
He frequently painted in France and a French landscape of particular note can be seen in the Tate Gallery. Roger Fry bought his paintings which are distinctive and immediately recognisable for their bold and distinctive use of both colour and form.