North Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey

by Augustus Morton Hely-Smith

Augustus Morton Hely-Smith was a painter of marine subjects, portraits and flower studies in oil and watercolour.  His work can be seen hanging in the Victoria & Albert Museum.

DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 34 x 44 ins / 86.36 x 111.76 cms
SIGNATURE: Signed (lower right)
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

Catalogue No: 1938 Categories: ,

Augustus Morton Hely-Smith worked abroad before settling in Looe, Cornwall in 1890 for a period, as he specialised in marine subjects.

He was a painter of marine subjects, portraits and flower studies in oil and watercolour.  His work can be seen hanging in the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Private Collection, United Kingdom.

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Augustus Morton Hely-Smith was born at Warnbrook in Dorset and was the son of a clergyman.  He studied at the Lincoln School of Art and at the Antwerp Academy.

Smith worked abroad before settling in Looe, Cornwall in 1890 for a period, as he specialised in marine subjects.

It is known that he may have studied under, or become friendly with Olsson at this time (Tovey). By 1899 he had moved to London.

He was a painter of marine subjects, portraits and flower studies in oil and watercolour.  His work can be seen hanging in the Victoria & Albert Museum.

 

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