Sarah Eden Smith
(1828 - 1908)
Sarah Eden Smith was active/lived in Massachusetts. Sarah Smith is known for domestic genre, portrait, figure, landscape and still life painting.
Biography Sarah Eden Smith
Sarah Eden Smith (1828-1908)
She was born in 1828 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. She lived most of her life at the Smith family homestead in Salem, Massachusetts where she died in 1908. Smith's grandfather, Captain Jesse Smith, was a Revolutionary War hero and personal bodyguard to George Washington. Her maternal grandfather, Captain Thomas Eden, was a wealthy sea merchant. Thanks to the small fortune he made during his life, Smith was afforded the opportunity to devote her life to art. Smith's father and only brother were U.S. Naval officers, both of whom died in sailing disasters.
Ms. Smith's artistic talent was recognized early, and she began her studies at the former Lowell Institute in
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