John Francis Smith
(1858 - 1941)
John Francis Smith was active/lived in California, Illinois. John Smith is known for portrait, illustrator, genre-figure.
Biography John Francis Smith
The following is from Gene Meier, Illinois scholar of panorama artists
John Francis Smith was manager of the Reed & Gross BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG panorama housed in the rotunda built by William Wehner at 10th & Market, San Francisco.
See interview in San Francisco Call newspaper, Sunday, June 22,1890 "In the Panorama Building."
John Francis Smith was director of THE ART ACADEMY in Chicago-(see BRUSH & PENCIL February 1898)
For background on THE ART ACADEMY see CHICAGO DAILY NEWS Saturday,September 28,1935
Artists of Chicago Past & Present by C.J.Bulliet, No.32: Antonin Sterba
Smith "shaved a decade off his age" throughout his life, so much of his documentation has misleading dates
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