Margaret Zierer Smith
(1913 - 2004)
Margaret Zierer Smith was active/lived in Florida, New York. Margaret Smith is known for marine, landscape, Indians, animals and frontier scene painting.
Biography Margaret Zierer Smith
Annie Miller was a member of the Indian River School of Painting, which
was not a formal school but was at first a group of mostly African-American
Florida working class people who wanted to paint. Following is the
explanation of that school and its participants.
School is a name applied to Floridian artists in the 1950's and 1960's.
They were heavily influenced by nature. Most of the artists in this
movement were African American. Their work is characterized by quick
strokes and eschews traditional methods of paintings. The main influence
for the group was a man named A.E. Backus, a Bohemian white man who
mentored the group of young black artists. The group used to congregate
in his studio and le
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