Francis Hopkinson Smith
(1838 - 1915)
Francis Hopkinson Smith was active/lived in New York, Maryland. Francis Smith is known for landscape and genre painting, illustration, architecture.
Francis Hopkinson Smith, noted as an engineer, artist, and storyteller,
was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 23, 1838. He was the son of
Francis and Susan (Teackle) Smith, and great-grandson of Francis
Hopkinson, an artist-poet-musician and one of the signers of the
Declaration of Independence.
Francis' father, who was to
appear later as a character in the semi- autobiographical novel, 'The
Fortunes of Oliver Horn', seems to have been a man of unusual gifts: a
mathematician, a philosopher, and amateur musician who invented a new
musical instrument. Like his father, the younger Francis was endowed
with versatility, following during his lifetime three successive
careers, all of which brought him fame.
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