Gladys Nelson Smith
(1890 - 1980)
Gladys Nelson Smith was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Kansas, Maryland. Gladys Smith is known for landscape, child portrait and figure and genre p-ainting.
Biography Gladys Nelson Smith
Born near Chelsea, Aug. 15, 1890; died Kensington, MD, Sept. 15, 1980. Painter, specialized in children. landscapes, portraits. Attended high school in El Dorado. In 1912, enrolled at the University of Kansas, Lawrence under W. A. Griffith. She dropped out of University of Kansas, Lawrence for two years to teach in Jetmore High School, then returned to University of Kansas, Lawrence and graduated in 1918. After graduation she moved to New York where she attended the Art Students League. Lived briefly in Minneapolis, MN and Chicago, IL where she studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Moved to Washington, DC in 1924 where she studied at Corcoran School of Art with Edmund C. Tarbell, Richard S. Merryman and Burtis Baker. 200 She es
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
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This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.
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