Matthew Arnold Bracy Smith
(1879 - 1959)
Matthew Arnold Bracy Smith was active/lived in United Kingdom, England, France. Matthew Smith is known for nudes, still life and landscape painting.
Biography Matthew Arnold Bracy Smith
Matthew Arnold Bracy Smith was born on 22 October 1879 in Halifax, the son of a wire-manufacturer. He worked for four years in the family factory, before studying design at the Manchester School of Art from 1900 to 1904 and painting at the Slade School of Art* in London from 1905-07. Afterwards he worked for a year in Brittany in France, and by 1910 was in Paris, where he studied at Henri Matisse's short-lived school and was influenced by him and other Fauves*. This influence can be seen in paintings such as Fitzroy Street Nude No. 1 (1916) and his series of Cornish landscapes.
Until 1939 he lived alternately in Britain and France. In 1920 he became a member of the London Group*. His first one-person show was at Tooth's Galler
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