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Sir Matthew Smith
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Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire
Born on 22nd of October 1879
Died in 1959

Born 1879. Died 1959 - English artist.

Studied at Slade School of Art, London. Influenced greatly by Matisse. Best known work includes Lilies and Apples on a Dish (1919) and a portrait of Augustus John (1944). Lived mainly in France until 1940.

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