Jack Smith(1928-2011), Artist
Sitter in 6 portraits
Smith achieved critical recognition through his association with the Kitchen Sink movement, the urban realist style that dominated painting in Britain from the early to mid-1950s. Together with Derrick Greaves, John Bratby and Edward Middleditch, he took his subject matter from everyday life. Smith was the only one actually to depict a sink, thus supplying the term by which this tendency became known. He first exhibited at Helen Lessore's celebrated Beaux Arts Gallery, London in 1953 and showed at the Venice Biennale in 1956, the year in which he won first prize at the John Moores Liverpool exhibition. He later adopted a more abstract style, continuing to exhibit.
- Susan Smith (wife)
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