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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.

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Francis Hopkinson Smith


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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About  Francis Hopkinson Smith

Born:  1838 - Baltimore, Maryland
Died:   1915 - New York City
Known for:  landscape and genre painting, illustration, architecture