John Smart

(d. c. 1742) miniature painter

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(b ?Norfolk, 1741/2; d London, 1 May 1811).

One of the leading British miniaturists of his period. His style was meticulous, bright, and pretty. He worked mainly in London but was in India 1785–95. His son John Smart Junior (1776–1809) was also a miniaturist and likewise worked in India; he died in Madras.

Subjects: Art.

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