Smith, Sydney Ure (1887-1949)

Also known as
Smith, Sydney G. (1887-1949)
Smith, Sydney George (1887-1949)
Smith, Sydney George Ure (1887-1949)
Ure Smith, Sydney (1887-1949)
Ure Smith, Sydney George (1887-1949)
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Artist; Cartoonist / Illustrator; Graphic Designer; Painter; Draughtsman; Printmaker; Publisher; Editor
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Biographies

Sydney George Ure Smith (1887-1949), publisher and artist, was born on 9 January 1887 at Stoke Newington, London, son of John Smith, steward with the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.,...

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etcher, illustrator and editor.

watercolour painter, etcher, illustrator, commercial artist and publisher, was born in Stoke Newington, England, on 9 January 1887 and came to Australia with his family less than a year after his birth. His father, a hotel manager, managed the Menzies Hotel in Melbourne and the Hotel Australia in Sydney from 1901. Syd attended Sydney Grammar School, where he produced The Kat (1901-2) and Australia Kat (1902-3) for his father’s hotel. He studied art under Julian Ashton in 1902-7 (renamed the Sydney Art School from 1906) and was taught etching by Eirene Mort . He contributed illustrations to the Sydney Mail and illustrated many books. In 1903 he published the Palette , which included illustrations by Viola Austral Quaife , whom he married at Paddington on 6 May 1909; her sister Ethelwyn married Charles Lloyd Jones . In 1907 Ure Smith became a member of the Society of Artists; 13 years later he was elected president (1921-48). In 1906, aged 19, he founded Smith & Julius Commercial Art Studios in Bond Street, Sydney with cartoonist Harry Julius , where he played an active role until 1923. In 1916 he founded Art in Australia (the publishing company of Art in Australia Ltd was established in 1920, which included Home 1920-42), Australia National Journal et al. (see Underhill). After he sold the company to John Fairfax and Sons in 1934 he founded Ure Smith Pty Ltd in 1939, which ultimately published over 130 items and six periodicals. As 'Sydney G. Smith’, he illustrated ...

  • c.1887

Flourished

  • fl. c.1910 - c.1949

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  1. [Sydney Ure Smith : Art & Artist Files (Australia and New Zealand)]
    Smith, Sydney Ure, 1887-1949
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
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  2. Papers
    Smith, Sydney Ure, 1887-1949
    [ Unpublished : 1885-1952 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 154,504.125)

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  3. Catalogue of the etchings of Sydney Ure Smith : with an original etching and twelve reproductions of etchings / by the artist ; and an introduction by Bertram Stevens
    Smith, Sydney Ure, 1887-1949
    [ Book : 1920 ]
    At 7 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 154,135.281)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 154,135.281)

  4. Sydney Ure Smith : memorial exhibition / Mitchell Library of N.S.W
    Smith, Sydney Ure, 1887-1949
    [ Book : 1950 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  5. Art in Australia, Vol. 1, no. 1
    Smith, Sydney Ure, 1887-1949
    [ Book : 1916 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 132,655.875)

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  6. Sydney Ure Smith : memorial exhibition 1950
    Mitchell Library (N.S.W.)
    [ Book : 1950 ]
    At 8 libraries
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  7. Sydney Ure Smith memorial catalogue / [contributors, Gwen Morton Spencer...et al.]
    David Jones Art Gallery
    [ Book : 1950 ]
    At 17 libraries
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  8. Catalogue of the etchings of Sydney Ure Smith... / introduction by Bertram Stevens
    Smith, Sydney Ure, 1887-1949
    [ Book : 1920 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  9. The etched work of Sydney Ure Smith / with an appreciation by Bertram Stevens
    Gayfield Shaw's Gallery
    [ Book : 1920 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  10. H. Van Raalte and Sydney Ure Smith : exhibition of etchings
    Raalte, Henri van, 1881-1929
    [ Government publication, Book : 1924 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  1. [Sydney Ure Smith : Art & Artist Files (Australia and New Zealand)]
    Smith, Sydney Ure, 1887-1949
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
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  2. Papers
    Smith, Sydney Ure, 1887-1949
    [ Unpublished : 1885-1952 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Catalogue of the etchings of Sydney Ure Smith : with an original etching and twelve reproductions of etchings / by the artist ; and an introduction by Bertram Stevens
    Smith, Sydney Ure, 1887-1949
    [ Book : 1920 ]
    At 7 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 154,692.031)

  4. [Biographical cuttings on Sydney Ure Smith, artist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  5. Sydney Ure Smith : memorial exhibition / Mitchell Library of N.S.W
    Smith, Sydney Ure, 1887-1949
    [ Book : 1950 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  6. Art in Australia, Vol. 1, no. 1
    Smith, Sydney Ure, 1887-1949
    [ Book : 1916 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. Sydney Ure Smith : memorial exhibition 1950
    Mitchell Library (N.S.W.)
    [ Book : 1950 ]
    At 8 libraries
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  8. Catalogue of the etchings of Sydney Ure Smith... / introduction by Bertram Stevens
    Smith, Sydney Ure, 1887-1949
    [ Book : 1920 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  9. Sydney Ure Smith memorial catalogue / [contributors, Gwen Morton Spencer...et al.]
    David Jones Art Gallery
    [ Book : 1950 ]
    At 17 libraries
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  10. The etched work of Sydney Ure Smith / with an appreciation by Bertram Stevens
    Gayfield Shaw's Gallery
    [ Book : 1920 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  1. Ure-Smith, Sam (1922-)
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    ... Smith, Sydney Ure ... Smith entered publishing through his father's (Sydney Ure Smith) magazines including Art in ... Australia and The Home. He managed Ure Smith P/L after 1949, undertook general publishing and launched Art ...
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  2. Adam-Smith, Patsy (1926-)
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  3. Smith, Dorothy Ure (1921-)
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  1. RE will of SYDNEY URE SMITH, late of Manar Flats,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Thursday 6 April 1950 [Issue No.60] p 1014

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Trust Company Limited, the executor of the will of the said deceased, who died on lHh October, 1949 ... RE will of SYDNEY URE SMITH, late of Manar Flats, Macleay-street, Potts Point, near Sydney, in the ... 170 words
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  2. URE SMITH PTY. LIMITED.—Application has been made
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 16 May 1952 [Issue No.104] p 1747

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... UEE SMITH PTY. LIMITED.—Application lias been made to tins Company tor the issue of new sliarc ... . IIORTON, Secretary, 166 Phillip-street, Sydney. 1484—£1 ... 104 words
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  3. URE SMITH PTY. LIMITED—Application has been made
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 16 May 1952 [Issue No.104] p 1747

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... UKE SMITH FTY. LIMITED—Application has been made 10 tins <Jomjmny lor tlie issue of a new share ... certificate.—Dated 14th May, 1952. M. E. R. HORTON, Sccretarv, 166 Phillip-street, Sydney. 1483—38s. ... 98 words
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    Etchings of the building of H.M.A.S. Adelaide, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, 15 July 1918 / Sydney Ure Smith
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    Original etchings set no. 1, 1914-1916 / Sydney Ure Smith
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    [ Art work : 1923 ]
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    The building of H.M.A.S. Adelaide, Cockatoo Island, Sydney - The Bows, 25 July 1918 / Sydney Ure Smith
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    Boatbuilders, Berry's Bay, Sydney [a view], 19-- / Sydney Ure Smith
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    [ Art work : 1920 ]
    Pencil Study for etching "Deserted Courtyard, Hartley" New South Wales. [A view], before 1920 / Sydney Ure Smith
  1. Sydney Ure Smith
    Art and Australia
    [ Article : 2013 ]
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  2. Sydney Ure Smith Bookplate
    Lindsay, Lionel
    [ Article : 1923 ]
    At University Melbourne
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  3. Sydney Ure Smith.(Australian artists)(Biography)
    Art and Australia
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  4. The world of Sydney Ure Smith
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    [ Article : 1988 ]
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  1. Smith, Sydney Ure
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  2. Etchings by Sydney Ure Smith, Sets No 12, 13, 14 [Contents list]
    [ Unpublished : 1921-1922 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Etchings by Sydney Ure Smith, Sets No 12, 13, 14 [Contents list]
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  3. Sydney Ure Smith, President, The Society of Artists, 1934
    [ Unpublished : 1934 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. Ure Smith family
    Ure Smith family
    Created by mwillis17, 34 items.

    Material relating to the family of Mr John Ure Smith (1861-1919) formerly of Bedford Park, England later Sydney, Australia and descendants.

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  2. Bookbinder Wal Taylor
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    Created by darryn, 67 items.

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  3. Lives of Female Convicts in Sydney
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    Compiling a reusable list

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    Smith, Sydney Ure
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  2. Sydney Ure Smith : portrait sitter file
    Smith, Sydney Ure
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  3. Sydney Ure Smith, memorial catalogue
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  4. The Sydney Ure Smith Memorial Fund
    Society of Artists (Sydney, N.S.W.)
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  1. Sam Ure Smith interviewed by Hazel de Berg for the Hazel de Berg collection
    Ure-Smith, Sam, 1922-2013
    [ Sound : 1976 ]
    At National Library
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  2. File 1: Sam Ure-Smith interview by Neil James, 10 December 1998
    [ Sound : 1998 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Artworks Feature: Vale Bernard Smith
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National
    [ Sound : 2011 ]
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  4. Notes and sketches of New South Wales : during a residence in that colony from 1839 to 1844 / By Mrs. Charles Meredith
    Meredith, Louisa Anne, 1812-1895
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    At 92 libraries
    Notes and sketches of New South Wales : during a residence in that colony from 1839 to 1844 / By Mrs. Charles Meredith
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  1. MR. SYDNEY URE SMITH.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 16 July 1932 p 13 Article
    ... MR. SYDNEY URE SMITH. Mr. Sydney Ure Smith, president of the Society of Artists, said:— "It seems ... 142 words
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  2. SYDNEY URE SMITH
    Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954) Thursday 23 April 1942 p 3 Article Illustrated
    ... SYDNEY URE SMITH Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Art, a well-known Sydney artist, who ... 39 words
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  3. SYDNEY URE SMITH
    Quorn Mercury (SA : 1895 - 1954) Friday 1 May 1942 p 4 Article Illustrated
    ... ? SYDNEY URE SMITH Vica-Pmident of the Australian Academy of Art, • well-known Sydney artist, who ... 40 words
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  1. The Hilder memorial exhibition catalogue
    Fine Art Society (Victoria). Gallery
    [ Map : 1917 ]
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    At 3 libraries
    The Hilder memorial exhibition catalogue
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  2. A voyage to New South Wales : the journal of Lieutenant William Bradley RN of HMS Sirius, 17861792, reproduced in facsimile from the original manuscript, with a portfolio of charts
    Bradley, William
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  3. Picturesque atlas of Australasia. edited by Andrew Garran
    Garran, Andrew, 1825-1901
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