John Guthrie Spence Smith
(1880 - 1951)
John Guthrie Spence Smith was active/lived in Scotland, United Kingdom. John Smith is known for Landscape and streetscape painting.
Biography John Guthrie Spence Smith
John Guthrie Spence Smith was born in Perth in 1880 and died in Edinburgh in 1951. A childhood illness
caused John to lose his hearing and his speech, a condition which no
doubt enhanced his visual senses. The artist first came to notice in
1904 when his design was selected in a public competition for the cover
of the Syllabus of the 1904 Perth Arts and Crafts Exhibition. By 1906
John was attending the RSA Life Drawing Classes in Edinburgh where he
studied under Charles Hodge Mackie and Robert Burns. He won
several prizes there.
Spence Smith was a co-founder and member of the
so-called Edinburgh Group. He was elected an Associate of the RSA in
1930 and elected a full Academician (RSA)
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