Smith, Elizabeth (Bessie) Minerva (1871-1962)
Born Westfield, Indiana. Died Indianapolis, Indiana.
Parents: Samuel McPherson and Aletha (White) Smith.
Bessie Minerva Smith - Superintendent of the Art Department
Miss Smith was graduated from the Art Department of DePauw University in 1894. For her post-graduate work she attended the Chicago Art Institute and the Normal Training department of the Herron Art Institute of Indianapolis. She had private study of composition and design under Henry Turner Bailey of New York, and out-0of-door sketching with William Forsythe of Indianapolis. Miss has visited many art galler
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