George Henry Smillie
(1840 - 1921)
George Henry Smillie was active/lived in New York, California. George Smillie is known for Hudson River style landscape painting, Indian genre, engraving.
Biography George Henry Smillie
The son of a printmaker who engraved Hudson River School landscapes,
George Smillie became a painter of traditional 19th-century landscapes
in the Hudson River style.
He trained in engraving with his
father, James Smillie, and then was a painting pupil of James McDougal
Hart. From 1862 to 1900, he exhibited at the National Academy of
Design and was elected to membership in the Academy in 1882, and in
1892 became Secretary.
He spent most of his professional life in
New York City, but he and his brother, James David Smillie, traveled
West to the Rocky Mountains and Yosemite Valley in 1870. Two years
later, he went to Europe, which resulted in a more forceful style and
lightened palette. He also traveled in
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