Sydney Smith (1912 - 1982):
Sydney Smith was born in Belfast and educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. He attended evening classes at the Belfast College of Art, and also had private tuition in drawing. He painted landscapes and portraits and made a drawing of the poet W. R. Rodgers. He painted Belfast scenes during the Second World War, and made portraits of American army officers. In 1948 he went to London, and concentrated on painting murals. He also painted murals in ships. He exhibited frequently in Belfast and in Dublin.