Richard Smith

1931 
Born in Letchworth, Hertfordshire.

1948-50 
Attends Luton School of Art, Luton.

1950-52
In the Royal Air Force, Hong Kong.

1952-54
Attends St Albans School of Art.

1954-57 
Royal College of Art, London.

1957 
Awarded the Royal College of Art Scholarship for travel in Italy.

1957-58 
Taught mural decoration at Hammersmith College of Art, London.

1959 
Awarded the Harkness Fellowship of the Commonwealth for travel in the USA. Spent the following two years in the USA.

1961-62 
Taught at St. Martin's School of Art, London.

1964 
Married Betsy Scherman.

1965
Taught at Aspen, Colorado.

1966
Awarded the Mr and Mrs Robert C. Scull Award at the 33rd Venice Biennale.
First son, Edward, born.

1967 
Awarded the Grand Prize, IX Sao Paulo Bienal, Brazil.
Taught at the University of Virginia, Charlottesvillle, USA.

1968 
Taught at the University of California, Irvine Campus.
Moved to East Tytherton, Wiltshire.

1970
Second son, Harry, born.

1975 
Retrospective at the Tate Gallery.

1976
Awarded a C.B.E.

1978 
Moved to New York.

1995
Returned to London.

1996 
One-man exhibition, 'New Paintings' at the Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London.

1997
One-man exhibition, 'Four Paintings', at the Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London.

1998
Living and working in New York.

Selected Exhibitions

1966 
Retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery, London

1976 
Retrospective at the Tate Gallery, London

1977 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1987 
Royal Academy, London

1991 
Pop Art, Royal Academy, London

1993 
The Sixties Art Scene in London - Barbican Art Gallery, London

1996 
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

2001 
Flowers Central Gallery, London. Jay Grimm Gallery, New York

2002 
Flowers Central Gallery, London

2004 
Summer exhibition- Royal Academy, London