Ronald F Smith RSW RGI PAI – Biography

Born Glasgow 1946
Graduated in Drawing and Painting Glasgow School of Art (GSA) 1969
Principal Teacher Art and Design, Bellshill Academy 1979-2002,
Now painting full-time.

John and Mabel Craig Bequest GSA 1966
Haldane Travelling Scholarship GSA 1969
Carnegie Travelling Scholarship Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) 1969
David Cargill Award RGI (Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts) 1997
John Cunningham Award RGI 2001
Elected artist member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 1999
He has been a regular exhibitor at the RGI since 1969
Elected member of RSW 2008

Solo exhibitions
Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie. 1993
Festival Exhibition, Leone Cockburn Gallery,
Edinburgh. 2005
Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall. 2007/09
Edgar Modern International Art, Bath. 2010
Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall.
Three-person exhibitions
John and Mabel Craig Bequest, GSA. 1969
Haldane Travelling Scholarship, GSA.
Carnegie Travelling Scholarship,
RSA (Royal Scottish Academy). 1997
David Cargill Award, RGI
(Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts). 1999
Elected artist member of the Royal Glasgow
Institute of the Fine Arts. 2001
John Cunningham Award, RGI. 2008
Inverarity Travel Award, RGI.
Elected artist member of the Royal Scottish
Society of Painters in Watercolour. 2009
AB Framing award PAI
(Paisley Art Institute) Annual Exhibition 2010
House for an Art Lover Prize PAI Annual
Adam & Co. Cunard, Queen Mary 2 (commission). Edinburgh Fund Managers. Glasgow City Council. Lanarkshire Education Authority. Leeds Education Authority. Royal Bank of Scotland. Private collections internationally.
2004/5 2001/6
Ainscough Contemporary Art, London. Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
Selected group exhibitions
Collins Gallery, Glasgow. 1984
‘Face to Face’, Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie.
‘Contemporary Scottish Artists’,
Arthur Anderson & Co. 1992
Leone Cockburn Gallery,
Hong Kong Exhibition. 2000
Royal Scottish Academy Festival Exhibition.
The Green Gallery, Buchlyvie. 2007
Portland Gallery, London.
Arteries Gallery, Glasgow.
Regular exhibitor at
Ainscough Contemporary Art, London and Dartmouth. Edgar Modern Intl Art, Bath. Green Gallery, Buchlyvie. Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall. Thompson’s Gallery, London. Blythswood Gallery, Glasgow, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow Wade Gallery, Elie, Fife Art Fairs in Edinburgh Bristol and London (through galleries).

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