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Richard Smith

Born in 1931, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Died in 2016


Richard Smith (1931-2016) is one of the most influential artists of his generation. After studying in the 1950s at the Royal College of Art, Smith stood apart from the Pop Art movement of the 1960s by combining imagery found in the commercial landscape with an expansive abstract painting language very much his own. He gained critical acclaim for extending the boundaries of painting into three dimensions, creating sculptural shaped canvases with monumental presence, and kite paintings which quest...Read more

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