Effie Anderson Smith
(1869 - 1955)
Effie Anderson Smith was active/lived in Arizona, Arkansas. Effie Smith is known for Impressionist desert landscape painting, Grand Canyon.
Biography Effie Anderson Smith
Born in Hope, Arkansas, Effie Smith became known for her impressionistic landscapes of the Grand Canyon, the desert country, and the mountains of Cochise County in southeast Arizona. She frequently went on horse back riding trips with her husband, painting while he did surveying. His knowledge of the mineral and chemical content of the rocks in the landscape helped her with coloration.
She grew up in Arkansas and became a teacher in Little Rock. She moved West with her mother in 1892 for her mother's health, but her mother died that same year. In 1895, she took a teaching position in New Mexico and the same year married married A.Y. Smith, who was a telegrapher for the Santa Fe Railway Company. He became Presi
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