SMITH, Henry Lawson

1894 - 1982

Henry Lawson Smith was born at Wymondham, Norfolk on 21 May 1894, son of Robert Henry Smith (1866-), a fishmonger, and his wife Sarah Ann née Hetherington (1867-), eldest daughter of John William Lawson Heatherington of Newcastle, who married at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Wymondham on 16 November 1889. Henry was educated at Wymondham Council School and commenced his working career as a woodturner in The Briton Brush Co., the local firm of brush makers. Henry married at Romford, Essex in 1917, Margaret Kate M. Main (11 February 1895-) and they had two daughters Ada Edna born at Wymondham in 1918 and Myrtle Joan born at Cambridge in 1921. A 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 he also exhibited at the Royal Academy. In 1939, a wood turner, still living at 26 Fletcher Road with his wife Margaret K. M. and again exhibited at Ipswich in 1945, when noted as Pastor Revd Smith from the same address, when he had on show two portraits 'Rev. F. Smith' and 'Edna F. Smith'. Henry Lawson Smith died in 1982. He signed his works 'H. L. Smith'.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 26 Fletcher Road, Ipswich
1928 1062 Mrs Mellor - miniature