North Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey

Augustus Morton Hely-Smith (RBA FRSA 1862-1941)

Oil on Canvas
Size (inches): 34 (h) x 44 (w) inches
Size (cm): 86.4 (h) x 111.8 (w) cm

Marine and shipping painter, also portraits and flowers. Born in Warnbrook, Dorset, the son of a clergyman; lived in Lincolnshire, Cornwall and London. Studied at Lincoln School of Art and Antwerp Academy. Exhibited at the RA, RBA, RI, RHA. He worked abroad before settling in Looe in 1890 for a while, and, as he specialised in marine subjects, he may have studied under, or become friendly with, OLSSON at this time (Tovey). By 1899 he had moved to London.