Henry Pember Smith
, c. 1895
Oil on canvas, 12 1/8 × 18 inches
Signed lower right: “Henry P. Smith”
The marine and landscape painter Henry Pember
Smith was born in Waterford, Connecticut. Little is known about his life until
1877, when he set up a studio in New York City. Although Smith exhibited
regularly at the National Academy of Design, he never became a member of the
organization. He painted landscapes in New York state and New England, and
traveled to Spain, Italy, and England. Smith also exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and was a member of the American Watercolor Society
and the Artists’ Fund Society.
This painting, with its
muted drama and subtle lighting effects, is a representative example of the
artist’s landscape compositions.
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