Edward Lucie-Smith Papers
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Biographical / Historical Note

Born in Kingston, Jamaica on 27th February 1933 and settled in Britain in 1946. He studied at King’s School, Canterbury and Merton College, Oxford, and was an Education Officer in the Royal Air Force and an advertising copywriter before becoming a freelance author, journalist and broadcaster. He began his literary career as a poet, has published four collections of poetry with Oxford University Press and is currently a member of the Académie Europenne de Poésie. He is well known for his numerous books on art and related subjects and has acted as curator for many exhibitions and lectured extensively all over the world.