(1904 - 1989)
Florence Bartley Smithburn was active/lived in Indiana. Florence Smithburn is known for still life, rural genre, landscape.
Biography Florence Smithburn
Florence Bartley Smithburn studied art at the John Herron Art School in Indianapolis. Her art was exhibited throughout her native state as early as 1925 and within several years her oils, watercolors and drawings were regularly included in major exhibitions in Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Atlanta and elsewhere. Smithburn was a full member of the Hoosier Salon, the Indiana Art Association and the Chicago Institute of Art. In 1930 she moved to New York City and studied at the Art Students League.
Her African influence was a result of her husband being given a medical commission in British East Africa. She lived in Entebbe, Uganda for ten years, where she developed an understanding and profound respect for the African tribal way of lif
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