George of Chichester Smith
(1714 - 1776)
George (of Chichester) Smith was active/lived in England. George Smith is known for landscape and portrait painting.
Biography George (of Chichester) Smith
George Smith (1713/14 - 7 September 1776) was an English landscape painter and poet, known as "George Smith of Chichester". He and his two artist brothers, (John Smith 1717-1764) and William Smith (1707-1764), are known as the "Smiths of Chichester".
George was born at Chichester in Sussex, where his father, William Smith, was a tradesman and Baptist minister. He was the second and most gifted of three brothers, who all practiced painting and were known as 'the Smiths of Chichester.' When a boy he was placed with his uncle, a cooper, but, preferring art, became a pupil of his brother William, whom he accompanied to Gloucester; there and in other places he spent some years, painting chiefly portraits, and then returned to Chiche
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