1879 – 1943

Archer Leigh Smith


Born in late Victorian England, Archer had a career as a commercial artist in the Edwardian era. He fought and was badly wounded in the first world war, but survived and was married in 1922. Throughout his life he painted subjects he admired, his family and of the places he had travelled to.

Archer painting on a hillside

His Paintings

This website catalogues many of Archers known paintings with details of size and other information such as inscriptions, condition and photographic references. With a little history on his life and travels to numerous counties in England and Wales and wartime France,  where he always took his trusty sketchbook, paints and easel.

View Works

with on going restoration updates and condition of each painting



White Cottage




It is anticipated that some of Archer's paintings will be available to purchase as limited edition prints in the future. In the meantime permission has been granted to Paradis Terrestre Greeting Cards to produce high quality greeting cards from some of Archer's paintings.

An undiscovered and little known artist waiting to be discovered!
An interesting read and social history of the life of an artist.
What delightful paintings – a pleasure to behold!


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