Dr Greg Smith is an independent art historian who has published extensively on the history of British watercolours and watercolourists, as well as landscape artists working in Italy. He has also worked as a curator at The Whitworth, University of Manchester, the Design Museum, London, and the Barber Institute of Fine Art, Birmingham where he organised exhibitions on the work of Walter Crane (The Whitworth), Thomas Jones (National Museum of Wales) and Thomas Fearnley (Barber Institute of Fine Art). As Senior Research Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Greg has completed a five-year online project: Thomas Girtin (1775-1802): An Online Catalogue, Archive and Introduction to the Artist (2017–23). He is also the author of The Emergence of the Professional Watercolourist: Contentions and Alliances in the Artistic Domain, 1760–1824, the first volume in a social history of watercolours. The second, an examination of watercolour as a multi-faceted commodity, will focus on the place of Joseph Mallord William Turner within a competitive and expanding art market. Greg was the lead curator for the Girtin bicentenary exhibition organised by Tate in 2002 and he wrote and edited the catalogue, Thomas Girtin: The Art of Watercolour.