Norman J Smyth
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Norman Smyth was born in Belfast in 1933, and now lives and has his studio in Hillsbrough, Co. Down. Although virtually self-taught, he studied for a time at the Belfast College of Art as a part-time student in the 1950’s.
He has always been avidly interested in painting, especially in figurative work and the depiction of light. He is most interested in and enjoys painting the human figure and people form the centre of interest in almost all of his work.
Norman has had many mixed and solo exhibitions in Belfast, Dublin and London. He has exhibited all over Ireland, including at the RHA Annual Exhibitions and the RUA Annual Exhibitions.
In 1988 he was a prize-winner at the RUA Association Exhibition. He was elected a member of the RUA in 1999 and in 2000 he was awarded a Gold Medal at the RUA Exhibition