Jerome Howard Smith
(1861 - 1941)
Jerome Howard Smith was active/lived in California, British Columbia, Illinois / Canada. Jerome Smith is known for illustrator, frontier genre.
Painter. Born in Pleasant Valley, IL in 1861. Smith grew up on a farm and broke horses as a youth. In 1879 he began his western travels. He first went to Leadville, CO where the silver-mining boom was under way. After drifting around the West for a few years, he studied at the AIC and worked in Chicago as an comic illustrator for the Rambler. From there he moved to NYC where he was on the art staff for the Judge and Leslie's Weekly. On assignments for these publications he made regular forays into the West and did a series of "Ranch Life in the West" with Charlie Russell. Leading a peripatetic life, he was in Texas, the Dakotas, and at one time lived in San Francisco. After years of wandering over the West, he married an Indian girl and settled in British Columbia where he painted oils of his earlier observations of western life until his death on March 8, 1941. AAW; Taft; - - Vancouver Daily - Province, 3-10-1941 (obit).
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