Emmet Owen Smith
Emmet Owen Smith was active/lived in New York, Vermont / France. Emmet Smith is known for impressionist landscape and portrait painting, magazine, poster illustration.
Biography Emmet Owen Smith
EMMET OWEN SMITH
An American impressionist painter, he specialized in landscapes and portraits with particular concentration on New York subject matter.
Born in Smyrna, Tenessee in 1886 to William James Buchanan Smith ( a first cousin of James Buchanan) and Laura Gregory Smith, he attended high school in Nashville, Tennessee and studied standard art courses. After high school he studied for several years at the studio of the artist Gilbert Gaul, then a teacher at Vanderbilt College. Gaul is well known as an illustrator for Harpers Magazine and other magazines of the time and also a well-known Civil War painter.
Smith's father never wanted his son to be a painter because he felt that he wo
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