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Born in Scotland, Smith emigrated to South Africa and in 1958, studied graphic design at the School of Art in Johannesburg under Joyce Leonard. He lives and works in Onrusrivier, Western Cape.

Raymond with arums is a large charcoal portrait of a young journalism student from a town called Zwelihle. As with most of his portraits, he set out to depersonalise them by placing objects on a plane in front of the portrait. The objects, icons or dots are devices by which he 'robs' the portrait of its power, and in most cases they do not necessarily relate to the subject. In the case of Raymond, he used arum lilies as an interference device. They bring an added dimension to the portrait and set up a tension between the two planes.

Raymond with arums,
mixed media on paper, 153 x 123cm, 2005
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Robert Griffiths Hodgins   William Kentridge   John Kramer   Speelman Mahlangu   Colbert Mashile   Clare Menck
John Mark Moore   Zwelethu Mthethwa and Sam Nhlengethwa   Olbie Olberholzer   Walter Oltmann   Milwa Mnyaluza George Pemba   Uwe Pfaff
Karin Preller   Dan Rakgoathe   Albert Redelinghuys   Jürgen Schadeberg   Lucky Sibiya   Jaco Sieberhagen
Lionel Smit   Richard John Smith   Angus Taylor   Alfred Thoba   Andrew Verster   Edoardo Villa