Ella Bird Smith
(1855 - 1911)
Ella Bird Smith was active/lived in Massachusetts, Illinois. Ella Smith is known for marine and landscape painting, music composition.
Biography Ella Bird Smith
Married to Henry A. Smith, Attorney of Oregon, Illinois, she was active as a painter, musician and and community organizer in Oregon. Unknown is with whom she studied, but she exhibited with the Oregon Woman's Columbian Club Exhibit in 1892, held in the Ogle County Courthouse in Oregon.
She also wrote and published music with Starr Publishing Company in Oregon, and in 1900, she traveled with several other women to the British Isles. Of that trip, she wrote a novel, and the women travelers dramatized it for local entertainment.
In delicate health, Ella Bird Smith died in Oregon at age 56 in 1911. Her artwork, writings and music were found in the attic of her Oregon home in 1962.
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