Norman J Smyth RUA

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Norman J Smyth Artist SRUA 1933 – 2020

Norman Smyth was born in Belfast 1933 and lived in Hillsborough, Co. Down.

Although mostly self-taught, he studied for a time at the Belfast College of Art as a part-time student in the 1950’s. Smyth is celebrated for his abstract and figurative works. His interest in the figure and portrayal of light, have helped shape the style he is so well known for today. He has always been avidly interested in painting and is most interested in painting the human figure, people form the centre of interest in almost all of his work.

Norman has had many mixed and solo exhibitions at

  • The Bell Gallery, Gallery
  • Gallery 148, Holywood,
  • The Wren Gallery, Oxfordshire
  • The Mall Galleries, London
  • Oliver Swann Gallery, London
  • Thompson’s Gallery London
  • The Waterman Gallery, London

He exhibited in the Royal Hibernian Academy,and the RUA Annual Exhibitions.

In 1988 he was a prize-winner at the RUA Association Exhibition and was elected a member of the in 1999. In 2000 he was awarded a Gold Medal at the RUA Exhibition

Norman J Smyth Artist