Hely Augustus Morton SMITH

Hely Augustus Morton SMITH RBA RBC

Born at Warnbrook, Dorset, the son of a clergyman, he studied at the Lincoln School of Art and at the Antwerp Academy. 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.


Painter of marine subjects, portraits and flower studies in oil and watercolour

works and access

Work includes: A Stormy Evening

Access to Work: V&A; QMDH; Plymouth; Christchurch, NZ


B (41); Dudley G (39); GI; L (14); RA (21); RBA (10), Ridley (45); ROI; RSA; Walker G (London) 3; SS (1); STISA 1934, 36 and 37 Touring Shows


RBA 1902 onwards (Treasurer 1902); Artists' Society (Treasurer); Langham Sketching Club; STISA 1934-41



Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p346)

Johnson & Greutzner

The Studio Special 1919 British Marine Painting;

Tovey Creating a Splash

Tovey St Ives Society of Artists (list 1927-52)

Who's Who in Art 1934

Year's Art  1894