Ray Smith (artist)

English sculptor, painter, illustrator, and writer (1949–2018) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ray Smith (1949–2018)[1] was an English sculptor, painter, illustrator and writer. He exhibited his work widely, and received a number awards, including an award by the Arts Council of Great Britain in 1973, and the Royal Society of Arts Architecture Award in 1993. Smith also wrote several books on art for the publisher Dorling Kindersley and designed a selection of record sleeves.

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Ray Smith
Born1949 (1949)
Died2018(2018-00-00) (aged 68–69)
EducationTrinity Hall, Cambridge
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Known forSculpture, painting, illustrations
Notable workOn the Crest of a Wave (1996), Red Wave (1990)
Catriona (née Hermon)
(m. 1971)
ChildrenEmily, Henry and Camilla
  • Geoff Smith (father)
  • Pat Smith (née Pearce) (mother)
AwardsArts Council of Great Britain, Royal Society of Arts

In an obituary in The Guardian, Ghislaine Kenyon described Smith as "the complete artist", and despite having had no formal art training, "he expressed himself playfully in words, music and visual arts, using myriad techniques and media."[2]