SMITH, Henry Lawson

1894 - ?

Henry Lawson Smith, was born at Wymondham, Norfolk on 21 May 1894, son of Robert Henry Smith, a fishmonger, and his wife Sarah Ann née Hetherington, who married in 1889. He was educated at Wymondham Council School and commenced his working career as a brush turner in the local firm of brush makers. Henry married at Romford, Essex in 1917, Margaret Kate M. Main and they had two daughters. Portrait and sepia watercolour painter and miniaturist and a member of Ipswich Art Club 1928-1949 exhibiting from 26 Fletcher Road, Ipswich in 1928, 'The Artist's Daughter' and 'The Modern' and from the same address he also exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1928. In 1939, a wood turner, still living at 26 Fletcher Road with his wife Margaret M. K. (born 11 February 1895) and he again exhibited at Ipswich in 1945, when noted as Pastor Revd Smith from the same address, when he exhibited 'Rev. F. Smith' and 'Edna F. Smith'. He signed his works 'H. L. Smith'.