LAWRENCEN, ANDREW [SSNE 6799]
Text sourceAndrew Lawrenceson Smith (c.1620-1694) was born in Scotland and may have left early in life as his art bears all the hallmarks of Nordic influence. He moved first to Bergen where he was a student of Peter Negelsen. However, in 1658 he was summoned to Stavanger by the regional governor, Henrik Below to make a new pulpit for the cathedral in the "BruskBaroque" Northern European style. After 1670 he moved with his family to Sola in Haaland outside Stavanger where he established a small workshop for his craft where he had apprentices, including his son Knud [SSNE 6801], some of whom came from the neighbouring town of Kristiansand. He became a burgess 18 years after his arrival in Stavanger, in 1676. At the time he registered himself as a painter of counterfoils. His work is well known and well recorded in Norway and centred around carvings within churches. Andrew married Maren Knudsdatter (1641-1695). Smith had two sons, Lauritz Andersson Smith [SSNE 6800] and the aforementioned Knud. Smith died in 1692/4.
C. W. Schnitler, Stavanger 1125-1425-1925 (Stavanger, 1925), pp.139-46; O. Smith, Andrew Lawrenceson Smith og Lauritz Andersson Smith's mannlige etterkommere i Norge og Danmark (Oslo, 1943), p.5; Norsk Kunstner Leksikon, III (Oslo, 1986), pp.606-607; J. Elgvin, En By i Kamp: Stavanger bys historie 1536-1814 (Stavanger, 1956), pp.142-144.
- DENMARK-NORWAY, BERGEN, NORWAY
- Arrived 1630-01-01, as APPRENTICE
- Departed 1658-01-01, as ARTIST
- Capacity ARTIST, purpose ARTISAN, CRAFT, ART
- DENMARK-NORWAY, STAVANGER, NORWAY
- Arrived 1658-01-01, as ARTIST
- Departed 1676-12-31, as BURGESS
- Capacity ARTIST, BURGESS, purpose ARTIST, CRAFTSMAN
- DENMARK-NORWAY, SOLA, HAALAND, NORWAY
- Arrived 1670-01-01, as ARTIST
- Departed 1694-12-14, as ARTIST
- Capacity ARTIST, BURGESS?, purpose ARTISAN, CIVIC, COMMERCE