During his entire professional career in education Robert (Bob)

T H Smith continued to paint in his spare time. Much of his

subject matter involved the elements, the landscape, earth and

that which grows, the sky, sun, moon, fire and tide,and the

pursuit of understanding their changes in all the seasons

rendered in many forms. Although always serious his work is

suffused with wit and supported by a broadly read and

inquisitive perspective.

Since retiral from professional life the artist continued to

research his subject and execute his work with enthusiasm and

dedication.

BIOGRAPHY

1938 - Born in Dunfermline, Fife

1957 - Edinburgh College of Art - Post Graduate Diploma

with Distinction

1964 - Appointed Lecturer of Art at The Edinburgh College of

Domestic Science

1970-77 - Appointed Senior Lecturer then Heads of Departments

of Design, Drama & Communication Studies, at

Queen Margaret College

1982 - Appointed Assistant Principal

1992 - Retired

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1969 - The Scottish Gallery, Aitken Dott, Edinburgh

1970 - The Scottish Gallery, Aitken Dott, Edinburgh

1971 - The Scottish Gallery, Aitken Dott, Edinburgh

1976 - The Scottish Gallery, Aitken Dott, Edinburgh

1980 - The Scottish Gallery, Aitken Dott, Edinburgh

1982 - The Scottish Gallery, Aitken Dott, Edinburgh

1991 - The Scottish Gallery, Aitken Dott, Edinburgh

1994 - The Scottish Gallery, Aitken Dott, Edinburgh

2008 - Solo Exhibition at home in Perthshire

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1975 - Summer Exhibition, The Scottish Gallery, Aitken Dott,

Edinburgh

1978 - The Modern Spirit in Scottish Painting, The Scottish

Gallery, Edinburgh

1981 - Contemporary Art from Scotland,

Touring Exhibition (London, Cardiff & Sheffield)

1991 - 150th Anniversary Exhibition, The Scottish Gallery,

Edinburgh

1993 - The Edinburgh School Exhibition, The Scottish Gallery,

Edinburgh

COLLECTIONS

                            

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Collection

The Scottish Arts Council Collection

The City Arts Centre Collection, Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh Collection, Edinburgh

The IBM International Art Collection

The Queen Margaret University Collection, Edinburgh

The Talbot Rice Collection, Edinburgh

Private Collections in Australia, Britain, France, Italy and the USA

2017 Copyright The Estate of Robert T H Smith DA (Edin)

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