Adam Smith(1723-1790), Political economist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Author of The Wealth of Nations, 1776; his theory of free trade was to replace the concept of the exclusive rights of the mother country on which the first British Empire was based.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
by John Kay
Develop your art skills
Discover our BP Next Generation short films made by artists. Follow step by step guides in drawing and painting techniques.
Hold Still photography workshop
Reflect on your own experiences of lockdown through this easy-to-do from home, photographic exercise.
Draw Like a Renaissance Master
Revisit The Encounter exhibition and learn about Renaissance and Baroque drawing methods and materials.