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 James Calvert Smith  (1878 - 1962)

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Lived/Active: New York/Florida      Known for: magazine illustration, murals, landscape painting

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1878
 
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1962 (Florida)

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New York/Florida

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magazine illustration, murals, landscape painting

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James Calvert Smith moved to New York in 1896 to pursue a career as a switchboard engineer for the New Jersey and New York phone companies. After formal art training, he began to sell his illustrations to popular New York magazines including Life, Harpers, and Post. In 1905 Smith was offered an illustrator’s position with the Jacksonville Time Union where he perfected a sketchy style similar to the early work of Norman Rockwell.

Smith’s base was the shores of the Hou (showing 500 of 1259 characters).



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