Biographical entry Smith, Sydney George Ure (1887 - 1949)

9 January 1887
London, England
11 October 1949
Artist, Publisher and Writer of Inscription


Sydney George Ure Smith was a publisher and artist. He pioneered the use of high-quality printing techniques and published the influential periodicals Art in Australia (1916-42) and Home (1920-42). Smith was a trustee of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales (1927-47; vice-president, 1943-47). A friend of Menzies, Ure Smith was vice-president of the Australian Academy of Art.


Underhill, Nancy D.H. Smith, Sydney George Ure (1887-1949), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 1988, accessed online 4 July 2013.

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