William Collingwood Smith
(1815 - 1887)
William Collingwood Smith was active/lived in United Kingdom. William Smith is known for landscape, marine, river scene painting.
Biography William Collingwood Smith
William Collingwood Smith, R.W.S. (1815-1887)
He was born to a father who worked for the Admiralty and was a musician and an amateur artist. Without formal training in art, though he studied with James Duffield Harding. At the time, he painted both in oils and watercolors, preferring marine works to landscapes. This soon changed and he began to paint landscape watercolors almost exclusively. At the age of 21, Smith was already exhibiting at the Royal Academy.
In 1843 he became an Associate, and subsequently a Member, of the Society of Painters in Water Colors which later became the Royal Watercolor Society, serving as treasurer for some twenty years, and starting its Art Club.&n
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