David Smith, RE (1920-1999) was a painter and printmaker in the Expressionist tradition, mainly of landscapes and marine subjects, but some abstracts too. He studied at Lowestoft and Norwich Schools of Art, and later at the Slade School of Fine Art in London being awarded a Scholarship at the British School, Rome 1949. David Smith exhibited widely, including at the Royal Academy, London Group and Royal Society of Painter Etchers to which body he was elected a member in 1951. He also held more than sixty one-man shows of his work at home and abroad. Smith was senior lecturer in fine art at Chelsea School of Art 1965-79. He travelled to many regions of the world, painting and drawing as he went, including South Africa, Peru, United States, and Antarctica. He also found many subjects nearer to home in East Anglia. His work is held in several public collections, including at Portsmouth, Sheffield, Lincoln and Blackpool.