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Gean Smith

 (1851 - 1928)
Gean Smith was active/lived in Texas, New York, Illinois.  Gean Smith is known for horse portrait painting, illustration.

Biography   Gean Smith


A painter and illustrator whose work is especially focused on horses, Gean Smith was born in New York state and moved to Chicago in 1871, where he established a studio until 1884.  The next year, he moved to New York City and worked there until 1923, when he settled in Galveston, Texas.

He earned a reputation for horse portraits, although he also did dog paintings and Civil War genre such as his 1884 painting, General Grant and His Staff at Fort Donelson.  He was a book illustrator with work including Tales of the Turf and 'Rank Outsiders' by Richard Cary (1891).

In one of his paintings, The Parade of Prize Winners, he depicted 65 individual horses, focusing on the personality of each one.    ...  Displaying 750 of 1678 characters.

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